I've created a new topic in my blog covering milestones in German Railway history which I hope eventually to turn into a short article. I will be updating the topic on a regular basis with new items in BLUE.
Yes, there was so much of that going on with people like Heusinger, Walschaerts, Mallet and von Borries, Schmidt, Flamme and of course Francis William Webb.
QUOTE H.P.M. Beames the last locomotive superintendent of the LNWR, was once asked where the inspiration of the Claughton 4-6-0 Locomotive Class came from; was it Flamme in Belgium, Schmidt in Germany, or another continental designer? Beames was astonished by this early example of the now common British disease of accepting second-best as the preferred standard. "Flamme? Schmidt?" he said "It's pure Webb!"
Very good Dennis. I must have missed this while I was in Scotland. It's interesting to see how rail has developed differently in different countries. Fortunately Germany still prizes its rail service and funds it accordingly so it is still developing unlike some other countries.
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