The design was aimed at increasing thermal efficiency by re-using the firebox gases and redirecting them through a second drum beneath the boiler to pre-heat the water feed.
The Crosti 9F's exhaust was expelled from a chimney slotted into the running plate, but this often led to unpleasant conditions for footplatemen with trailing smoke often obscuring the driver's vision.
It's important to regularly back up your computer...(Above-Below) The highlight of a young spotter's trip to Newlay & Horsforth station during steam days was watching the stately procession of two Anglo-Scottish expresses - 'Thames-Clyde' and 'Waverley' - which ran in both directions.'Britannia' class No 70044 Earl Haigh leans to the curve with the 'up' 'Thames-Clyde Express'.Two main mechanisms account for the restoration of the liver mass after injury: proliferation of existing individual cell types being mainly hepatocytes (stem cell–independent mechanism) or transdifferentiation from stem cells/hepatic progenitor cells (stem cell–dependent mechanism).Although the two mechanisms are not entirely mutually exclusive, the relative degree of their contribution to liver repopulation has not been addressed adequately.(Below) It's extraordinary how a set of old photographs can whisk you back to a moment in the past, overwhelming you with vivid, sometimes quite forgotten memories of childhood spotting days.One such place for me was the remoteness of Newlay Cutting; it became a veritable hiding place where I could indulge my passion for watching trains without any bigoted gazes heading my way…the spotting fraternity was stigmatised even then.