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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


10"x8" Photo Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse collection of stunning photographic prints, featuring this magnificent 4-2-2 Broad Gauge locomotive from the STEAM Museum of the GWR - the "Great Western," a proud member of the Rover class. This exquisite steam engine, with its intricate details and powerful presence, is sure to transport you back in time. Our high-quality prints capture every detail, bringing the magic of steam railways straight to your home or office. Admire the beauty and engineering marvel of this iconic locomotive, available now in our Media Storehouse collection.

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 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) 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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