LNWR Improved Precedent Class
The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) Improved Precedent Class or "Jumbo" Class is a class of 2-4-0 steam locomotive originally designed for express passenger work. They were designed by F.W. Webb. 166 were built at Crewe Works from 1887 to 1901.
On August 22nd, 1895, London North Western Railway LNWR train with this Precedent No. 790 Hardwicke 2-4-0 needed 2 h 06 min for the 141 miles run from Crewe to Carlisle, with an average speed of 67,1 mph = 112 km/h, setting up a new speed record during the race to the north.