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Engine Collection

"Powering the Past and Present: Exploring the Fascinating World of Engines" Engines have long been at the heart of our industrial progress

Background imageEngine Collection: Locomotive no 4002 Evening Star 4-6-0

Locomotive no 4002 Evening Star 4-6-0

Background imageEngine Collection: Kitty Brunell looking under the bonnet of a Talbot 14 / 45 sportsmans coupe, c1928

Kitty Brunell looking under the bonnet of a Talbot 14 / 45 sportsmans coupe, c1928
Talbot 14/45 Sportsmans Coupe 1928 1665 cc. Vehicle Reg. No. XV9554. Driver: Brunell, Miss. K Place:

Background imageEngine Collection: Cross section of the British steamship Great Eastern, christened Leviathan in 1857

Cross section of the British steamship Great Eastern, christened Leviathan in 1857. Wood engraving, English, 1858
SHIPS: GREAT EASTERN, 1858. Cross section of the British steamship Great Eastern, christened Leviathan in 1857. Wood engraving, English, 1858

Background imageEngine Collection: Tyne and Wear Museums Martin Routledge polishes up a steam powere fire engine

Tyne and Wear Museums Martin Routledge polishes up a steam powere fire engine on 13th September 1993

Background imageEngine Collection: A row of Class 55 Deltic diesel locomotives built by English Electric in 1961-1962

A row of Class 55 Deltic diesel locomotives built by English Electric in 1961-1962. The fleet of 22 Deltics did the work of 55 A4 steam locomotives and cut an hour off the working timetable

Background imageEngine Collection: Levant mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s

Levant mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Late 1800s
View of the Levant mine, looking towards Pendeen, before the building of the lighthouse. An old beam winding house can be seen in the centre foreground. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageEngine Collection: LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey
Built by the London County Council (LCC) and opened in 1928, Dockhead fire station replaced two older Bermondsey fire stations that were closed down

Background imageEngine Collection: Panhard travel poster

Panhard travel poster
An art deco style travel poster for Panhard showing a steam ship, steam engine and a car radiator grill

Background imageEngine Collection: Deltic engine, final gear is being fitted

Deltic engine, final gear is being fitted into a phasing gearing assembly

Background imageEngine Collection: Steam Engine / Governor

Steam Engine / Governor
Governor, or Fly-Ball Governor, invented by James Watt to regulate the supply of steam in order to preserve a nearly fixed engine speed

Background imageEngine Collection: 1967 Dutch GP

1967 Dutch GP
ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS - JUNE 04: Jim Clark, Lotus 49 Ford, in the pits during the Dutch GP at Zandvoort on June 04, 1967 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Photo by Rainer Schlegelmilch)

Background imageEngine Collection: Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini Countach

Background imageEngine Collection: Napier Deltic engine, cross section

Napier Deltic engine, cross section

Background imageEngine Collection: On Sunday 3rd July 1938, Mallard raced past Little Bytham at 123 mph (198 kmh), then

On Sunday 3rd July 1938, Mallard raced past Little Bytham at 123 mph (198 kmh), then over the next 1and a quarter miles (2 km) its speed rose until for one quarter mile (0.4 km)

Background imageEngine Collection: Building Diesel Locomotives in Swindon

Building Diesel Locomotives in Swindon
Engineers nearing completion on the first of 35 2, 700 hp diesel-hydraulic locomotives built at the Swindon Works for the Western Region

Background imageEngine Collection: Canadian National Railways Poster

Canadian National Railways Poster showing a steam engine train in Canada

Background imageEngine Collection: George Stephensons Rocket - the pre-1923 replica

George Stephensons Rocket - the pre-1923 replica. George Stephensons Rocket Locomotive was built in 1829. Built for the Rainhill Trials held by the Liverpool & Manchester Railway

Background imageEngine Collection: Canadian Pacific freight train locomotive at Banff station, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies

Canadian Pacific freight train locomotive at Banff station, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada, North America

Background imageEngine Collection: Tazio Nuvolari - D Type Auto-Union

Tazio Nuvolari - D Type Auto-Union
Tazio Nuvolari, probably the finest driver seen in this period, on a D Type Auto-Union with 3-litre, twelve cylinder, 450 hp rear mounted engine

Background imageEngine Collection: Steam train on Bluebell Railway, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Steam train on Bluebell Railway, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageEngine Collection: Steam train pulls out of Berwyn station on the Llangollen Heritage Railway

Steam train pulls out of Berwyn station on the Llangollen Heritage Railway, Dee Valley, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageEngine Collection: Triumph Rocket 3

Triumph Rocket 3
bike, Triumph, Rocket, 3, British, English, England, Britain, UK, United, Kingdom, dark, red, 2005, 2000s, current, contemporary, road, cruiser, bike

Background imageEngine Collection: Napier Deltic rail traction diesel engine

Napier Deltic rail traction diesel engine

Background imageEngine Collection: Locomotive no 5000 Lovett Eames 4-2-2

Locomotive no 5000 Lovett Eames 4-2-2, tender painted Eames Vacuum Brake Company

Background imageEngine Collection: Close-up of Eurostar train engine in London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Close-up of Eurostar train engine in London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageEngine Collection: Rolls-Royce Merlin R. M. 14S. M. Mk 100 V-12 Engine, 1944. Creator: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Merlin R. M. 14S. M. Mk 100 V-12 Engine, 1944. Creator: Rolls-Royce
Formed in 1906 to produce automobiles, Rolls-Royce was asked to begin designing and building aircraft engines at the outbreak of World War I in 1914

Background imageEngine Collection: Diagram of Rolls-Royce Merlin Aircraft Engine, Carburettor Date: 1942

Diagram of Rolls-Royce Merlin Aircraft Engine, Carburettor Date: 1942

Background imageEngine Collection: A group scene from The Titfield Thunderbolt

A group scene from The Titfield Thunderbolt
taken on the platform of Mallingford station

Background imageEngine Collection: Picture No. 11981521

Picture No. 11981521
Wheal Coates - Engine House - St Agnes - Cornwall - UK Date:

Background imageEngine Collection: Chris Reynolds Victorian fire engine cartoon

Chris Reynolds Victorian fire engine cartoon
Chris Reynolds was a fireman at Paddington fire station and a talented cartoon artist. He produced a series of LFB/MFB cartoons of which this is one

Background imageEngine Collection: George Stephenson (1781-1848)

George Stephenson (1781-1848)

Background imageEngine Collection: Train on North York Moors Railway, Goathland, North Yorkshire, England

Train on North York Moors Railway, Goathland, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageEngine Collection: Train driver Tommy Heywood in the cab of his British Rail express Class 85 electric

Train driver Tommy Heywood in the cab of his British Rail express Class 85 electric locomotive train, which ran on the newly electrified West Coast Main Line between Birmingham and Liverpool

Background imageEngine Collection: Old fashioned steam train locomotive

Old fashioned steam train locomotive
Vintage engraving the plasn and diagram of an old fashioned steam train locomotive, the Bogie and radial tank engine by Neilson and Company of Gaslgow

Background imageEngine Collection: LCC-LFB Tooley Street fire station and its crews

LCC-LFB Tooley Street fire station and its crews
Built in 1879, and located at 165 Tooley Street, this station remained operational until 1928 when the new Dockhead fire station was opened and the engines and crews transferred there

Background imageEngine Collection: GLC-LFB Dennis diesel Compact Pump

GLC-LFB Dennis diesel Compact Pump
Introduced into London in the mid-1970s, this narrow wheel base pump was not a dual purpose fire engine. It could only carry an extension ladder and not the 50 foot wheeled escape

Background imageEngine Collection: Pump Governor - Westinghouse Air Brake

Pump Governor - Westinghouse Air Brake
Today, the air brake is the standard, fail-safe train brake used by railways worldwide. Early train brakes were hand operated and largely ineffective

Background imageEngine Collection: BABBAGEs ENGINE (1)

BABBAGEs ENGINE (1)
Babbages Difference Engine - he was continually modifying the design, as with modern computers, so it is not possible to date this precisely

Background imageEngine Collection: Mallard Steam Engine, expanded cross-section

Mallard Steam Engine, expanded cross-section
Colour Image, Cross-Section, Driver, Engine, Horizontal, Illustration, Steam Locomotives, 75490145

Background imageEngine Collection: Supermarine Spitfire 2 / II

Supermarine Spitfire 2 / II
Supermarine Spitfire Mark2 Cutaway Line-Drawing with a Rolls-Royce Merlin 3 Aero-Engine

Background imageEngine Collection: Levant mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1890s

Levant mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 1890s
A group of boys in front of a of set of 32 visible Cornish stamps heads which are being driven by a rotative beam engine. There would have probably been 64 heads in complete set

Background imageEngine Collection: The thunderbolt

The thunderbolt
the engine used for the classic Ealing comedy was in fact named The Lion

Background imageEngine Collection: The bishop and Vicar struggle with the Thunderbolt

The bishop and Vicar struggle with the Thunderbolt
Godfrey Tearle and George Relph in The Titfield Thunderbolt

Background imageEngine Collection: The Engine Room at the Clement-Talbot Motor Works, London

The Engine Room at the Clement-Talbot Motor Works, London
The Engine Room at the Clement-Talbot Motor Works, Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington, London, alongside the Great Western Railway line and between Wormwood Scrubs

Background imageEngine Collection: Tywarnhayle Mine, St Agnes, Cornwall. Around 1907

Tywarnhayle Mine, St Agnes, Cornwall. Around 1907
Three miners next to the centrifugal pump shaft. This was the first electric pump in Cornwall. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageEngine Collection: 1959 Ford Thunderbird

1959 Ford Thunderbird
View of a 1959 Ford Thunderbird motor car, its convertible roof in the down position, parked outside on a grassy field, 1959. (Photo by FPG/Getty Images)

Background imageEngine Collection: New Paddington Fire Station, West London

New Paddington Fire Station, West London

Background imageEngine Collection: LFCDA-LFB Leyton fire station

LFCDA-LFB Leyton fire station
The fire station at Leyton, located at 90b Church Road, London E10




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"Powering the Past and Present: Exploring the Fascinating World of Engines" Engines have long been at the heart of our industrial progress, propelling us forward with their sheer power and efficiency. From the iconic row of Class 55 Deltic diesel locomotives built by English Electric in the early 1960s to the historic Levant mine in Cornwall dating back to the late 1800s, engines have shaped our world. In bustling cities like Bermondsey, London, where LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station stands tall, engines serve as a lifeline for emergency services, and are ready to roar into action at any moment, ensuring safety and protection for all. The adrenaline-fueled atmosphere of motorsports comes alive with memories from events like the thrilling 1967 Dutch GP. The thunderous sound of roaring engines echoes through every corner as drivers push themselves to their limits. Delving deeper into engine technology reveals marvels such as the Napier Deltic engine's intricate cross-section. Its innovative design showcases precision engineering that revolutionized locomotive performance. Witnessing an engine being meticulously assembled is a testament to human ingenuity. As gears mesh perfectly together during final fitting on a Deltic engine, we witness craftsmanship at its finest. History was made when Mallard raced past Little Bytham in July 1938, reaching an astonishing speed of 123 mph (198 km/h). This steam-powered feat reminds us of how engines have continuously pushed boundaries throughout time. Beyond railways lie vast landscapes like Banff National Park in Canada's Rockies. Here, Canadian Pacific freight train locomotives dominate the scene with their raw strength and unwavering determination. Engines also find their place in automotive legends like Tazio Nuvolari's Auto-Union D Type or even modern icons such as Lamborghini Countach. These machines embody power and elegance while captivating enthusiasts worldwide.