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Robinson Class 8G, 4-6-0
The Robinson Class 8 Series were designed by the GCR's Chief Engineer, John G. Robinson, in 1902. The 8G was a smaller-wheeled version, designed with freight haulage in mind.
Plan of Robinson Class 8G, 4-6-0 Robinson Class 8G, 4-6-0
Robinson Class 8F, 4-6-0
The 8F was Robinson's response to Sam Fay, the GCR General Manager, who requested faster passenger services to make the line more competitive.
Plan of Robinson Class 8F Robinson Class 8F
Robinson Class 9-L, 4-4-2
This Robinson designed Class 9 tank engine was designed in 1903, with suburban passenger services firmly in mind.
Plan of Robinson Class 9-L Robinson Class 9-L
Robinson Class 9Q, 4-6-0
The Robinson 9Q was another smaller-wheeled freight hauling adaptation of a passenger engine. Like all Robinson designs, it was built by Beyer Peacock & Co of Manchester.
Plan for Robinson Class 9Q, 4-6-0 Robinson Class 9Q, 4-6-0
Robinson 8B, 4-4-2 'Atlantic' Type
These engines became famous as the "Jersey Lilies", named after Lily Langtree. They were painted in the Great Central's passenger livery of green with vermilion wheel splashers and frames.
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Robinson Class 9J, 0-6-0
Nicknamed "Pom Poms", the 9J was Robinson's first design for the GCR. The nickname derived from the bark of their exhaust. The 0-6-0 design was considered very modern at the time.
Plan for Robinson Class 9J, 0-6-0 Robinson Class 9J, 0-6-0
Underframes from the Class 9J
The 4-6-0 wheel arrangement was an extra version of the Class 8, designed by Robinson to compare the
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Pollit Class 11A, 4-4-0
Designed by Harry Pollit in 1897, the Pollit Class 11A was later modified by Robinson.
Plan of Pollit Class 11A, 4-4-0 Pollit Class 11A, 4-4-0
Pollit Class 9F, 0-6-2T
These engines were often used for passenger-hauling duties from suburbia into the cities, such as the route into London from Aylesbury.
Plan of Pollit Class 9F, 0-6-2T Pollit Class 9F, 0-6-2T
Robinson Class 8, 4-6-0
The 4-6-0 wheel arrangement was an extra version of the Class 8, designed by Robinson to compare performance with the 4-4-2 version Class 8 he had designed previously.
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