An Insight Into the Products Produced by Sentinel Waggon Works

The Scottish industrial firm started its operation at Sentinel Works in 1875. They produced a lot of products and among them was the steam lorry. Later on, the business name was changed into Sentinel Waggon Works and was located in Shropshire, Shrewsbury. Although most of their products were road vehicles that were made of steam, they also produced a wide range of rail vehicles. Herein is an insight into products manufactured by the company.

Steam Railway Locomotives

The first of Sentinel’s steam railway engines was launched in 1923. It was manufactured through the use of the Sentinel Engine which was fixed vertically. The waggon boiler had chain drive to axles. Also in 1925, there were some engines such as geared steams which were assembled, for London Railway as well as Northern Eastern.

Sentinel LNER Locomotive- Class Y1

The engine was manufactured for the Great Western Railway. The primary purpose of this engine was to provide travellers with a train with steam warmth. Various trials were carried out and ended up being unsuccessful. However, it was discontinued around December 1926. As a result, it was later remodelled with a higher boiler which then operated at Sentinel around 1927.

Sentinel S &D JR Locomotives

In 1926 the two engines were manufactured, for the purpose of serving the Dorset and Somerset Joint Railway. Additionally, they had small vertical boilers and were featured to use chain-driven wheels. Around Radstock, coal wagons were propelled by the engines.

Sentinel LNER Locomotive-Class Y 10

The geared steam engines were manufactured to serve the London Railway and the North Eastern Railway. The wheels were propelled using sprocket chains. Additionally, two-speed gearboxes were incorporated into the engine, and they could be alternated every time the engines were motionless. In the year 1948, the locomotives passed to British Railway’s proprietorship. The LNER 8187 was discontinued shortly after the handover.