The E2 No. 110 Society's goal is to build a brand new E2 for running on Heritage Railways. We aim to recreate a long lost type of steam engine that worked for 50 years on British rails. These locomotives were designed by L.B.Billington in 1913, and the first was finished June 30, 1913. The original design was deemed successful, but only giving 1090 gallons of water, requiring the need for a larger water tank. Billington had the tanks extended, making not only room for 1256 gallons, but also creating a crucial point in the iconic steam engine we all know and love today. The last was finished Halloween 1916. These engines soldiered on in service shunting heavier trains, and pulling short distance goods trains. On February 28, 1961, 32107 was the first to be withdrawn and cut up a month later. 32104 and 32109 were withdrawn from service on April 30, 1963. These were the last two E2's to be withdrawn, they were cut up shortly. Their short coal bunkers made them unsuitable for long distance trains. We intend to extend the bunker to where it can hold 3 tons of coal enabling long distance running. The originals were plagued with this small bunker, we intend to fix this. If you would like to help us please donate in the Donation box below, any amount is appreciated greatly.
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