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4-2-2 Broad Gauge locomotive. Rover class

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 413695

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4 2 2 Broad Gauge Rover


12"x10" Modern Frame

Introducing the Media Storehouse Framed Prints collection, featuring this stunning image of "Great Western," a 4-2-2 Broad Gauge locomotive from the STEAM Museum of the GWR. This Rover class engine, with its distinctive design and rich history, comes to life in this exquisitely detailed print. Each frame is expertly crafted to enhance the beauty of the photograph, making it a perfect addition to your home or office. Experience the power and elegance of railroading history with our Framed Prints – a must-have for any railway enthusiast.

10x8 Print in an MDF Wooden Frame with 180 gsm Satin Finish Paper. Glazed using shatter proof thin plexi glass. Frame thickness is 1 inch and depth 0.75 inch. Fluted cardboard backing held with clips. Supplied ready to hang with sawtooth hanger and rubber bumpers. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Packaged foam wrapped in a card.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 25.4cm x 25.4cm (10" x 10")

Estimated Product Size is 30.5cm x 25.4cm (12" x 10")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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This stunning photograph captures the power and elegance of a Great Western 4-2-2 Broad Gauge Rover Class locomotive, a true engineering marvel of its time. The Rover Class, designed by George Jackson Churchward, was introduced in 1902 and represented a significant advancement in locomotive technology. With its distinctive broad gauge wheel arrangement of 7ft 0in (2.13m) and a total length of 52ft 6in (16m), this locomotive was built for speed and efficiency. The 4-2-2 wheel arrangement, consisting of four leading wheels, two power wheels, and two trailing wheels, allowed for a more even weight distribution and improved traction. The locomotive's powerful 3,000-pound-force (13,340 N) boiler and 2,500 horsepower engine could reach impressive speeds of up to 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers per hour). This particular locomotive, preserved at the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway, is a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the engineers who designed and built it. The intricate details of the engine's design can be seen in the photograph, from the curved boiler to the ornate brass fittings and the large driving wheels that seem to power the locomotive forward with each turn of the crankshaft. The Rover Class locomotives were known for their versatility and reliability, serving on both passenger and freight services throughout the Great Western Railway network. They were in service until the late 1950s, when they were gradually replaced by more modern diesel and electric locomotives. Today, this locomotive and others like it serve as a reminder of the golden age of steam rail travel and the incredible engineering achievements of the past.

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