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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


18x24 inch Poster Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse collection of poster prints featuring the iconic "Great Western" locomotive from the STEAM Museum of the GWR. This stunning representation showcases the 4-2-2 Broad Gauge Rover class engine in all its glory. Transport yourself back in time with this captivating image of this historic steam locomotive. Perfect for rail enthusiasts, history buffs, or anyone who appreciates the beauty of engineering, our high-quality poster prints bring a piece of the past into your home or office. Experience the power and grace of the "Great Western" like never before. Order yours today and let the magic of steam transport ignite your imagination.

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 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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