William Bouch

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William Bouch (/ˈb/; 1813–1876) is famous for the steam locomotives he designed for the Stockton and Darlington Railway. In 1860, Bouch designed the first British standard gauge locomotives to use a 4-4-0 wheel layout which had earlier become popular in the United States.[1]


William was a brother of Sir Thomas Bouch.

Preserved locomotive[edit]

One of Bouch's locomotives survives - NER '1001' Class No. 1275.[2]


  1. ^ "William Bouch". Lner.info. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  2. ^ "The Bouch NER '1001' Class 0-6-0 Locomotives". Lner.info. 1923-02-16. Retrieved 2012-03-30.