Thomas Wheatley

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Thomas Wheatley
(locomotive engineer)
Born1821
Died13 March 1883
NationalityBritish
OccupationEngineer
Engineering career
DisciplineMechanical engineering

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).

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Career

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. [2]

Locomotives

Under Wheatley's superintendency, 185 new locomotives were added to NBR stock, and a number of old engines were rebuilt for further service. [3] Only eight of the new locomotives were intended for express passenger trains. [4] Locomotives designed by Thomas Wheatley included:

NBR classPower classTypeIntroducedDriving wheelTotalGroupingLNER classExtinctNotes
141 2-4-0 18696 ft 6 in (1,980 mm)21915 [5]
38 2-4-0 18696 ft 0 in (1,830 mm)11912 [6]
418 P 2-4-0 18736 ft 0 in (1,830 mm)86E71927 [7] [8]
40 2-4-0 18735 ft 0 in (1,520 mm)21903 [9]
224 4-4-0 18716 ft 6 in (1,980 mm)21919 [10]
420 4-4-0 18736 ft 6 in (1,980 mm)41918 [11]
251 E 0-6-0 18674 ft 3 in (1,300 mm)383J841924 [12] [13]
56 0-6-0 18685 ft 0 in (1,520 mm)81914 [14]
17 0-6-0 18694 ft 6 in (1,370 mm)11914 [15]
396 E 0-6-0 18675 ft 0 in (1,520 mm)8837J311937 [16] [17] [18]
293 0-6-0 18725 ft 0 in (1,520 mm)11907 [19]
357 0-4-0 18685 ft 3 in (1,600 mm)21Y10 [20] 1925 [21] [22]
226 E 0-6-0ST 18705 ft 0 in (1,520 mm)21J861924 [23] [24]
229 1871151J811924 [25] [26]
112 0-6-0ST 18704 ft 6 in (1,370 mm)31910 [27]
282 0-6-0ST 18664 ft 1 in (1,240 mm)31921 [28]
130 E 0-6-0ST 18704 ft 3 in (1,300 mm)101J851924 [29] [30]
32 0-6-0ST 18743 ft 6 in (1,070 mm)61907 [31]
18 0-4-0ST 18723 ft 0 in (910 mm)21906 [32]

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Notes

  1. Wheatley, Thomas in Brief Biographies of Major Mechanical Engineers archived from steamindex.com
  2. Marsden & (Thomas Wheatley)
  3. SLS 1970 , p. 62
  4. SLS 1970 , p. 63
  5. SLS 1970 , pp. 62–63
  6. SLS 1970 , pp. 63–64
  7. SLS 1970 , pp. 64–65
  8. Boddy et al. 1968 , pp. 154–6
  9. SLS 1970 , pp. 65–66
  10. SLS 1970 , pp. 66–67
  11. SLS 1970 , pp. 67–68
  12. SLS 1970 , pp. 68–70
  13. Allen et al. 1971 , pp. 68–70
  14. SLS 1970 , pp. 70–71
  15. SLS 1970 , p. 71
  16. SLS 1970 , pp. 71–75
  17. Fry 1966 , pp. 188–194
  18. Marsden & (The Wheatley J31)
  19. SLS 1970 , p. 75
  20. Marsden & (The Wheatley Y10)
  21. SLS 1970 , pp. 75–76
  22. Boddy et al. 1984 , pp. 164–6
  23. SLS 1970 , pp. 76–77
  24. Allen et al. 1971 , pp. 72–74
  25. SLS 1970 , pp. 76–77
  26. Allen et al. 1971 , pp. 56–59
  27. SLS 1970 , pp. 77–78
  28. SLS 1970 , pp. 78–79
  29. SLS 1970 , pp. 79–80
  30. Allen et al. 1971 , pp. 70–72
  31. SLS 1970 , p. 80
  32. SLS 1970 , pp. 80–81

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Business positions
Preceded by
See above
Locomotive Superintendent of the North British Railway
1867–1874
Succeeded by
Dugald Drummond
1875–1882