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2 2 2 Collection

"2 2 2: A Journey Through Time and Steam" Step back in time to the year 1925, where the iconic North Star locomotive, also known as Fire Fly

Background image2 2 2 Collection: Broad Gauge locomotive, Fire Fly

Broad Gauge locomotive, Fire Fly
Design drawing for the 2-2-2 Fire Fly Class locomotive. Built 1840 by Jones, Turner & Evans, Newton-Le-Willows

Background image2 2 2 Collection: New Swindon, 1847

New Swindon, 1847
Lithograph of New Swindon in 1847 with broad gauge locomotive, Fire Brand, in foreground. Swindon Works can be seen to the right on the image, with the Railway Village to the left

Background image2 2 2 Collection: Fire Fly

Fire Fly
2-2-2 Broad Gauge locomotive designed by Daniel Gooch and built in 1840. Withdrawn 1870

Background image2 2 2 Collection: North Star, 1925

North Star, 1925
2-2-2 broad gauge locomotive

Background image2 2 2 Collection: No 3021 Wigmore Castle

No 3021 Wigmore Castle
2-2-2 broad gauge convertible. Dean Single or 3031 class. Built 1891. Converted to standard gauge 1892. Rebuilt in 1894 as a 4-2-2 following an accident in Box Tunnel in 1893

Background image2 2 2 Collection: No. 9, Victoria, c. late 1880s

No. 9, Victoria, c. late 1880s
2-2-2 tender engine. Completely rebuilt in 1884 from a 4-2-4 experimental tank engine. In 1890 or 1893 No.9 was named Victoria

Background image2 2 2 Collection: No 9, Victoria, c. 1900

No 9, Victoria, c. 1900
2-2-2 tender engine. Completely rebuilt in 1884 from a 4-2-4 experimental tank engine. In 1890 or 1893 No.9 was named Victoria

Background image2 2 2 Collection: No 6000 King George V and North Star outside Swindon Works, June 1927

No 6000 King George V and North Star outside Swindon Works, June 1927
4-6-0 King class locomotive, King George V, and 2-2-2 broad gauge locomotive, North Star, prepare to be transported to the USA for display on the Baltimore and Ohio Railway

Background image2 2 2 Collection: King George V and North Star, 1927

King George V and North Star, 1927
Replica broad gauge locomotive North Star being craned out of Swindon works above King George V in July 1927. Both locomotives are being prepared for their journey to the Baltimore

Background image2 2 2 Collection: Bourne End Station, Buckinghamshire

Bourne End Station, Buckinghamshire
A view of Bourne End station, Buckinghamshire; Junction for Great Marlow. There are a number of gentlemen on the platform as a locomotive is at the station

Background image2 2 2 Collection: Great Eastern Railway rail motor, 1849 (b / w photo)

Great Eastern Railway rail motor, 1849 (b / w photo)
5234569 Great Eastern Railway rail motor, 1849 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Great Eastern Railway rail motor, 1849)

Background image2 2 2 Collection: Broad Gauge locomotive, Centaur

Broad Gauge locomotive, Centaur
2-2-2 Fire Fly Class locomotive built in 1841 by Nasmyth, Gaskell & Co. Manchester

Background image2 2 2 Collection: North Star in A Shop, Swindon Works, 1953

North Star in A Shop, Swindon Works, 1953
2-2-2 broad gauge locomotive stands on a plinth in A Shop. A pair of driving wheels belonging to Lord of the Isles can be seen in the foreground

Background image2 2 2 Collection: North Star

North Star
2-2-2 Broad Gauge locomotive, North Star, in Swindon Works c1960

Background image2 2 2 Collection: Locomotive no 284 an old single express

Locomotive no 284 an old single express



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"2 2 2: A Journey Through Time and Steam" Step back in time to the year 1925, where the iconic North Star locomotive, also known as Fire Fly, roared through the tracks with its mighty power. This Broad Gauge locomotive was a true marvel of engineering, captivating all who witnessed its grandeur. Travel further back to New Swindon in 1847 when No 3021 Wigmore Castle first made its appearance. The town buzzed with excitement as this magnificent steam engine rolled out of Swindon Works, leaving everyone in awe of its sheer beauty. Fast forward to June 1927 and witness history being made as No 6000 King George V joins forces with North Star outside Swindon Works. These two giants stood side by side, showcasing their strength and dominance over the railway world. Venture beyond Swindon and find yourself at Bourne End Station in Buckinghamshire. Here lies another gem from the past - a Great Eastern Railway rail motor from 1849 captured beautifully in a black-and-white photograph. Its timeless charm transports us to an era filled with elegance and sophistication. Not forgetting our beloved Broad Gauge locomotive Centaur that graced the tracks during that golden age of steam travel. Its impeccable design left an indelible mark on railway enthusiasts worldwide. And finally, let's take a glimpse into Victoria around c. 1900 when No 9 reigned supreme. This regal locomotive exuded power and grace as it pulled carriages filled with eager passengers ready for their next adventure. Join us on this extraordinary journey through time and steam as we celebrate these remarkable engines that shaped our history and continue to inspire generations today.