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Locomotive Collection

"Unleashing the Power

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

Locomotive no 4002 Evening Star 4-6-0

Background imageLocomotive Collection: West Country Express

West Country Express
Southern Railways West Country express drawn by the locomotive Exeter

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Brighton Belle, Southern Railway Pullman

Brighton Belle, Southern Railway Pullman by C.T. Howard

Background imageLocomotive Collection: The Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman
The London and North Eastern Railways Flying Scotsman express, hauled by the 4-6-2 Pacific Papyrus locomotive

Background imageLocomotive 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 imageLocomotive Collection: Mallard steam train, Flying Scotsman service a062835

Mallard steam train, Flying Scotsman service a062835
MALLARD. View of the LNER Class A4 train during its time on the Flying Scotsman express passenger service between London and Edinburgh. A man in a trilby hat looks at the engine

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Flying Scotsman C1927

Flying Scotsman C1927
The London and North Eastern Railways Flying Scotsman is hauled by Gresley Pacific 4475 Flying Fox locomotive

Background imageLocomotive Collection: The Flying Scotsman No. 4472, LNER

The Flying Scotsman No. 4472, LNER
The Flying Scotsman, 4-6-2 locomotive No. 4472, built for the London and North Eastern Railway in 1923

Background imageLocomotive Collection: York Railway Station

York Railway Station
A steam train entering York railway station, Yorkshire, England

Background imageLocomotive Collection: No 92220 Evening Star

No 92220 Evening Star
2-10-0 9F class locomotive, built 1960. Evening Star was the last mainline British Railways steam locomotive to be built in Britain at Swindon Works. Withdrawn 1965

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Design drawing for the King Class locomotive, 1927

Design drawing for the King Class locomotive, 1927

Background imageLocomotive Collection: The Flying Scotsman pulls out of Londons Kings Cross station to make the last

The Flying Scotsman pulls out of Londons Kings Cross station to make the last steam-hauled non-stop run to Edinburgh 1 May 1968 vintage stills archive picture library stock photographic

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Summer Comes Soonest In The South

Summer Comes Soonest In The South
The famous photograph of a little boy talking to the locomotive crew, Waterloo Station 1923, used in Southern Railway's advertising campaign

Background imageLocomotive Collection: No 92220 Evening Star, in steam

No 92220 Evening Star, in steam
2-10-0 9F class locomotive, built 1960. Evening Star was the last mainline British Railways steam locomotive to be built in Britain at Swindon Works. Withdrawn 1965

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Central Railway Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1884. BL12764

Central Railway Station, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1884. BL12764
CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear. A steam train passing through the station in 1884. Bedford Lemere

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Engine House, GWR Works, Swindon BB94_04685

Engine House, GWR Works, Swindon BB94_04685
THE ENGINE HOUSE, Great Western Railway Works, Swindon, Wiltshire. 1846 interior view. Lithograph by John Cooke Bourne (1814-1896)

Background imageLocomotive Collection: UK, Scotland, Highlands, Jacobite Steam Train crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct

UK, Scotland, Highlands, Jacobite Steam Train crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Earl of Clancarty, No. 5058 with Dinmore Manor, No. 7820 at Aller Junction, September 1958

Earl of Clancarty, No. 5058 with Dinmore Manor, No. 7820 at Aller Junction, September 1958

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Freight train on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, by Selwyn Pearce-Higgins

Freight train on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, by Selwyn Pearce-Higgins. This narrow gauge railway line was opened in 1903

Background imageLocomotive 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 imageLocomotive 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 imageLocomotive Collection: Shinkansen

Shinkansen (Bullet train) which reaches speeds of up to 300km per hour passing Mount Fuji, blurred motion, Honshu, Japan, Asia

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Kingfisher steam train, Flying Scotsman service a062841

Kingfisher steam train, Flying Scotsman service a062841
KINGFISHER. View of the LNER Class A4 train during its time on the Flying Scotsman express passenger service between London and Edinburgh. Photographed by John Gay, 1948

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Cornish Riviera Train

Cornish Riviera Train
The Great Western Railways Cornish Riviera express is hauled by a King class locomotive beside the sea

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Class 40 Diesel-electric locomotive - English Electric Co

Class 40 Diesel-electric locomotive - English Electric Co
One of the new 2000 b.h.p. Class 40 diesel-electric locomotives built by The English Electric Company Ltd. in conjunction with the Vulcan Foundry Ltd

Background imageLocomotive 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 imageLocomotive 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 imageLocomotive 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 imageLocomotive 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 imageLocomotive Collection: Napier Deltic rail traction diesel engine

Napier Deltic rail traction diesel engine

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

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

Background imageLocomotive 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 imageLocomotive Collection: The Blue Comet train

The Blue Comet train
The Blue Comet, an all-steel passenger train than ran between New Jersey and Atlantic City from 1929 to 1941 on the Central Railroad of New Jersey. Date: c. 1930s

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Alaska Railroad near Girdwood, Alaska, United States of America, North America

Alaska Railroad near Girdwood, Alaska, United States of America, North America

Background imageLocomotive Collection: King Class locomotive at Dawlish, 1933

King Class locomotive at Dawlish, 1933

Background imageLocomotive 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 imageLocomotive 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 imageLocomotive 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 imageLocomotive Collection: Cambrian Coast Express

Cambrian Coast Express
The Cambrian Coast Express steam locomotive train, at Llanbadarn crossing, near Aberystwyth, Wales

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Railway Queen Mabel Kitson on King George V at Swindon, 1928

Railway Queen Mabel Kitson on King George V at Swindon, 1928
Railway Queen Mabel Kitson, photographed on the running board of GWR locomotive King George V, at Swindon Works in 1928. Mabel became Railway Queen in 1927, aged 15

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Schematic view of George Stephensons locomotive The Rocket of 1829

Schematic view of George Stephensons locomotive The Rocket of 1829
STEPHENSONs ROCKET, 1829. Schematic view of George Stephensons locomotive " The Rocket" of 1829

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Dartmouth and Paignton Railway, Kingswear Station, Dartmouth, Devon, England

Dartmouth and Paignton Railway, Kingswear Station, Dartmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Canadian Pacific Train in Winter, Morants Curve, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Canadian Pacific Train in Winter, Morants Curve, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Poster advertising the Orient Express, 1888

Poster advertising the Orient Express, 1888. Private Collection

Background imageLocomotive Collection: GWR Iron Duke Class Steam Locomotive

GWR Iron Duke Class Steam Locomotive
Vintage engraving of a GWR Iron Duke Class Steam Locomotive. The Great Western Railway Iron Duke Class 4-2-2 was a class of broad gauge steam locomotives for express passenger train work

Background imageLocomotive Collection: London to Penzance train at Teignmouth, Devon

London to Penzance train at Teignmouth, Devon
London to Penzance train on the seafront track at Teignmouth, Devon. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageLocomotive Collection: Hudson Steam Loco

Hudson Steam Loco
A streamlined 4-6-4 Hudson steam locomotive of the New York Central Railroad. Designed by Henry Dreyfuss and built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO), the engines were introduced in 1938




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"Unleashing the Power: A Journey through Locomotive History" Step aboard and embark on a thrilling ride through time as we delve into the captivating world of locomotives. From iconic steam engines to powerful diesel beasts, these magnificent machines have shaped our transportation landscape. Let's start with the legendary "Flying Scotsman, " a symbol of speed and elegance. This majestic locomotive, No. 4472 under LNER, has enthralled enthusiasts since its inception in 1923. Its sleek design and impeccable performance earned it worldwide fame, forever etching its name in railway history. Moving forward, we encounter the Class 55 Deltic diesel locomotives built by English Electric in the early 1960s. These muscular giants revolutionized rail travel with their immense power and reliability. Standing side by side like an army ready for duty, they epitomize industrial prowess. But let us not forget the charm of steam-powered marvels such as Mallard and Evening Star - both icons in their own right. Mallard holds the title for being the fastest steam train ever recorded at an astonishing speed of 126 mph. Meanwhile, Evening Star proudly became Britain's last mainline steam engine before retirement. As we explore further back in time, we stumble upon a fascinating design drawing from 1927 showcasing King Class locomotives' ingenuity. These regal beauties exemplify craftsmanship at its finest – combining power with grace to conquer any terrain they encountered. Our journey takes us to bustling stations like Central Railway Station in Newcastle upon Tyne and York Railway Station – witnesses to countless departures and arrivals throughout history. The hustle and bustle surrounding these hubs serve as reminders that railways are more than just modes of transport; they connect people across vast distances while creating lasting memories along the way. Finally, we witness The Flying Scotsman pulling out from London's Kings Cross station for its final voyage.