J15 cab query

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lu4472ke
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J15 cab query

Post by lu4472ke » Sun May 19, 2019 9:19 pm

https://railway-photography.smugmug.com ... -XTTR2Sr/A D Found this rather intriguing photo of a J15 with an enclosed cab, Does anybody know why it was fitted with one?

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Re: J15 cab query

Post by mick b » Sun May 19, 2019 9:32 pm

From the Loco page on here.

Between 1934 and 1935, five J15s had new cabs with single side windows fitted. These were to provide protection for the enginemen when operating on the Brightlingsea branch and the Colne Valley line which lacked turntables. These locomotives also had vacuum ejectors, steam heating, and balanced wheels. Back cabs were also fitted to the tenders for running tender-first.

lu4472ke
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Re: J15 cab query

Post by lu4472ke » Sun May 19, 2019 10:59 pm

Thank you!

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Re: J15 cab query

Post by manna » Fri May 24, 2019 9:07 am

G'Day Gents

Make them look different, Thanks.

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Re: J15 cab query

Post by jwealleans » Fri May 24, 2019 9:38 am

Like this one.

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Re: J15 cab query

Post by 65447 » Fri May 24, 2019 12:05 pm

I always thought the best combination was a standard cab on the loco paired with a tender cab made up from the back part of an F class tank cab on the tender - see Yeadon Volume 35 p89 top photograph for an example.

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