0-4-2 216 class

Any aspect related to the prototype stock.
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Keith Dexter
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0-4-2 216 class

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TTL No.59 page 11 states that on the 216 Class 0-4-2 'the boiler was flush topped and the dome and Salter double safety valves were located over the firebox until No. 281, built in 1865. Thereafter, the dome and double Salter safety valves were located in the middle ring of the boiler barrel.'
A drawing by John Boyle illustrates the initial series and also shows no cab only a weatherboard.
On page 41 in The Caledonian Railway Centenary (1847-1947) published by the Stephenson Locomotive Society, is an image of No. 216, the last of this class, with a domeless boiler, a conical brass safety valve cover on the firebox and a more substantial weatherboard supporting a short roof to form a rudimentary cab. The photograph is by courtesy of the N.B. Loco. Co. Ltd. and shows C.R. 416 without tender in what looks like as built condition at Neilson.
Can anyone please confirm that it was 'as built'?
What other members of the 216 class were built in this condition?
216-227 built Neilson 1861
243-254 built Neilson 1864
272-281 built Dubs 1865
387-406 built Dubs 1866
407-416 built Neilson 1866
I have seen an image of No. 272 which conforms to the description in TTL.

Keith Dexter
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