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Broad Gauge locomotive, Fire Fly




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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

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 8664372

2 2 2 Fire Fly


10"x8" Photo Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse collection of Photographic Prints, featuring this stunning image of the Broad Gauge locomotive, Fire Fly. This vintage steam engine, designed by Jones, Turner & Evans in 1840, is a true marvel of railway history. The Fire Fly Class locomotive, housed at the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway, is a testament to the engineering prowess of the past. Our high-quality photographic print brings the intricate details of this historic locomotive to life, making it a must-have for any railway enthusiast or home decor. Experience the magic of steam railways with our Media Storehouse Photographic Print of Fire Fly.

Photo prints are produced on Kodak professional photo paper resulting in timeless and breath-taking prints which are also ideal for framing. The colors produced are rich and vivid, with accurate blacks and pristine whites, resulting in prints that are truly timeless and magnificent. Whether you're looking to display your prints in your home, office, or gallery, our range of photographic prints are sure to impress. Dimensions refers to the size of the paper in inches.

Our Photo Prints are in a large range of sizes and are printed on Archival Quality Paper for excellent colour reproduction and longevity. They are ideal for framing (our Framed Prints use these) at a reasonable cost. Alternatives include cheaper Poster Prints and higher quality Fine Art Paper, the choice of which is largely dependant on your budget.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 25.4cm x 18.5cm (10" x 7.3")

Estimated Product Size is 25.4cm x 20.3cm (10" x 8")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

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


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This design drawing depicts the Fire Fly Class locomotive, a 2-2-2 Broad Gauge steam engine built by Jones, Turner & Evans in 1840. The Fire Fly, named for its agile and swift nature, was not a commercial production locomotive but rather a unique and innovative design. Broad Gauge, with its wider track and larger wheels, was the dominant railway standard in the south-west of England during the early to mid-19th century. This Fire Fly Class locomotive, with its 2-2-2 wheel arrangement, was an attempt to improve upon the traditional 2-2-0 design. The extra pair of wheels on the leading axle provided better traction and stability, making it particularly suitable for the challenging terrain and steep gradients of the Great Western Railway (GWR). The Fire Fly Class locomotive was designed by an unknown engineer, but its construction was undertaken by Jones, Turner & Evans, a prominent locomotive building firm based in Newton-Le-Willows. The engine's design featured a number of advanced features for the time, including a Belpaire firebox, which improved combustion efficiency, and a large boiler, which increased steam pressure and power output. Despite its innovative design, the Fire Fly Class locomotive did not see widespread adoption. The GWR opted to continue using their successful 2-2-0 and 2-4-0 locomotives, which were more cost-effective to build and maintain. However, this drawing serves as a testament to the ingenuity and experimentation that characterized the early days of railway engineering. Today, this Fire Fly Class locomotive design drawing is a prized possession of the STEAM Museum of the GWR, which houses an extensive collection of railway artifacts and memorabilia. The museum, located in Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the Great Western Railway and the wider railway industry.

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