|Died||13 March 1883|
Thomas Wheatley (1821–1883) was an English mechanical engineer who worked for several British railway companies and rose to become a Locomotive Superintendent at the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) and the North British Railway (NBR).
The London and North Western Railway was a British railway company between 1846 and 1922. In the late 19th century the L&NWR was the largest joint stock company in the United Kingdom.
The North British Railway was a British railway company, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was established in 1844, with the intention of linking with English railways at Berwick. The line opened in 1846, and from the outset the Company followed a policy of expanding its geographical area, and competing with the Caledonian Railway in particular. In doing so it committed huge sums of money, and in doing so incurred shareholder disapproval that resulted in two chairmen leaving the company.
He became an apprentice with the Leeds and Selby Railway and later worked for the Midland Railway and the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway. Subsequently, he was Locomotive Superintendent for the Southern Division of the London and North Western Railway for 5 years. From 1867 to 1874 he was Locomotive Superintendent of the North British Railway (NBR). Prior to 1867 the post had been split across divisions.
The Leeds and Selby Railway was an early British railway company and first mainline railway within Yorkshire. It was opened in 1834.
The Midland Railway (MR) was a railway company in the United Kingdom from 1844 to 1922, when it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway. It had a large network of lines managed from its headquarters in Derby. It became the third-largest railway undertaking in the British Isles.
The Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (MS&LR) was formed by amalgamation in 1847. The MS&LR changed its name to the Great Central Railway in 1897 in anticipation of the opening in 1899 of its London Extension.
Under Wheatley's superintendency, 185 new locomotives were added to NBR stock, and a number of old engines were rebuilt for further service.Only eight of the new locomotives were intended for express passenger trains. Locomotives designed by Thomas Wheatley included:
|NBR class||Power class||Type||Introduced||Driving wheel||Total||Grouping||LNER class||Extinct||Notes|
|141||2-4-0||1869||6 ft 6 in (1,980 mm)||2||1915|
|38||2-4-0||1869||6 ft 0 in (1,830 mm)||1||1912|
|418||P||2-4-0||1873||6 ft 0 in (1,830 mm)||8||6||E7||1927|
|40||2-4-0||1873||5 ft 0 in (1,520 mm)||2||1903|
|224||4-4-0||1871||6 ft 6 in (1,980 mm)||2||1919|
|420||4-4-0||1873||6 ft 6 in (1,980 mm)||4||1918|
|251||E||0-6-0||1867||4 ft 3 in (1,300 mm)||38||3||J84||1924|
|56||0-6-0||1868||5 ft 0 in (1,520 mm)||8||1914|
|17||0-6-0||1869||4 ft 6 in (1,370 mm)||1||1914|
|396||E||0-6-0||1867||5 ft 0 in (1,520 mm)||88||37||J31||1937|
|293||0-6-0||1872||5 ft 0 in (1,520 mm)||1||1907|
|357||—||0-4-0||1868||5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm)||2||1||Y10||1925|
|226||E||0-6-0ST||1870||5 ft 0 in (1,520 mm)||2||1||J86||1924|
|112||0-6-0ST||1870||4 ft 6 in (1,370 mm)||3||1910|
|282||0-6-0ST||1866||4 ft 1 in (1,240 mm)||3||1921|
|130||E||0-6-0ST||1870||4 ft 3 in (1,300 mm)||10||1||J85||1924|
|32||0-6-0ST||1874||3 ft 6 in (1,070 mm)||6||1907|
|18||0-4-0ST||1872||3 ft 0 in (910 mm)||2||1906|
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