MOST of the other countries in the world have learned wisdom from our railway experience, and have left more room round their tracks than we have. Thus the engines that are built on the Continent, and particularly those of the United States and Canada, are generally considerably larger and heavier than our locomotives in this country, though the distance between the tracks is practically the same as it is here.
The vast freight engine of the Canadian National Railways, illustrated below, weighs with its twelve-
Under it, on the same page, you see how the Americans get over the difficulty of designing enormous locomotives “flexible” enough to take the curves in the track easily. This is really like two 2-
The big “Garratt’’-
The favourite type of engine for express work, both in America and on the Continent, is the 4-
But the increasing weight of trains calls for more “adhesion” weight than is obtainable with six-
From Cecil J Allen’s Railway Wonders (1925)