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Close up view of broad gauge train at Chepstow Station, c. 1850

Close up view of broad gauge train at Chepstow Station, c. 1850


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Filename: RY 291 close up.jpg

Size: 3112 x 1836 (1.8MB)

Date: 23rd December 2014

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: RY 291 (part of)

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Close up view of broad gauge train at Chepstow Station, c. 1850

Shows broad gauge locomotive " Vulcan", built in 1837 by Charles Tayleur & Co. Taken from a lithograph

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This close-up view of Chepstow Station, circa 1850, showcases the majestic presence of a broad gauge train during the early days of railway transportation. The focus of the photograph is the impressive broad gauge locomotive "Vulcan," built in 1837 by the renowned Charles Tayleur & Co. The "Vulcan" locomotive, with its powerful and imposing design, epitomizes the engineering prowess of the era. Its broad gauge tracks, wider than the standard gauge used today, are evident in the image, as are the intricate details of the locomotive's boiler, wheels, and other mechanical components. The steam engine's massive cylinders and pistons, which propelled the train forward with great force, are also clearly visible. The train cars in the background, with their ornate designs and large windows, offer a glimpse into the comfort and elegance that passengers experienced during this period. The lush greenery and picturesque landscape surrounding the station add to the idyllic scene, creating a sense of nostalgia for a time when travel by rail was a new and exciting adventure. This stunning lithograph, taken from the extensive collection of the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway, offers a unique and captivating glimpse into the past, showcasing the beauty and engineering marvels of the early railway era. The "Vulcan" locomotive and its broad gauge train at Chepstow Station serve as a testament to the ingenuity and innovation that shaped the railway industry and forever changed the way we travel.

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