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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


18x24 inch Poster Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse collection of stunning poster prints, featuring the iconic Broad Gauge locomotive, Fire Fly. This exquisite design showcases a drawing of the 2-2-2 Fire Fly Class locomotive, a historical masterpiece built in 1840 by Jones, Turner & Evans at Newton-Le-Willows. Transport yourself back in time with the intricate details and authentic steam engine charm depicted in this captivating poster print. Perfect for railway enthusiasts, history buffs, or anyone who appreciates the beauty of engineering, this poster is a must-have addition to your home or office decor. Order yours today and let the magic of steam transport fill your space.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes. Printed on 150 gsm Matte Paper for a natural feel and supplied rolled in a tube. Great for framing and should last many years. To clean wipe with a microfiber, non-abrasive cloth or napkin. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 61.6cm x 46.3cm (24.3" x 18.2")

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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