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James MacLeod

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James MacLeod of the North British Locomotive Co

1924 Construction of the Reid-MacLeod turbine-driven locomotive by the North British Locomotive Co, designed by Hugh Reid and James MacLeod. The turbine developed 500 HP at 8000 rpm. The reversing turbine developed 70% of the forward power. Boiler pressure 180 psi. 4-4-0-0-4-4 wheel arrangement.[1]

1928 Lived at 9 Mulberry Road, Newlands, Glasgow with his wife Mary Fraser and son James Fraser MacLeod

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  1. Model Engineer, 14 Dec 1961