Letter: Briefly

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The Independent Online
AS STEAM railway buffs among your readers will know, Belgium has had an influence on the development of the steam locomotive out of all proportion to the size of the country. Five locomotive engineers that can be added to your lists are: E Walschaert (radial valvegear), A Belpaire (square firebox), M LeMaitre (exhaust systems), J B Flamme (superheaters), F C V Legein (double chimneys).

B R Silk, Maidenhead, Berkshire