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Bulkeley. 4-2-2 broad gauge locomotive built 1865. Rover class

Bulkeley. 4-2-2 broad gauge locomotive built 1865. Rover class


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Filename: L1c 015.jpg

Size: 3114 x 2020 (708KB)

Date: 20th February 2007

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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Bulkeley. 4-2-2 broad gauge locomotive built 1865. Rover class

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 413691

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4 2 2 Broad Gauge Rover


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This print showcases the remarkable Bulkeley, a 4-2-2 broad gauge locomotive that was built in 1865 as part of the esteemed Rover class. Nestled within the STEAM Museum of the GWR, this historical gem offers a glimpse into an era when steam power revolutionized transportation. With its elegant design and powerful presence, Bulkeley stands as a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of Victorian engineering. The locomotive's sleek lines and robust construction are beautifully captured in this stunning print, allowing viewers to appreciate its intricate details up close. The broad gauge system on which Bulkeley operated played a crucial role in shaping railway history. This photograph transports us back to a time when these wider tracks were used extensively by Great Western Railway (GWR), enabling faster speeds and smoother journeys for passengers and freight alike. As we admire this image, it is important to note that it represents more than just a piece of machinery; it symbolizes progress and innovation. The dedication of countless engineers who contributed their expertise to create such marvels is evident in every curve and bolt. While not explicitly mentioned here, it is worth acknowledging that this print serves as an educational tool rather than being intended for commercial use. It allows visitors at STEAM Museum to delve into the rich heritage of GWR without venturing onto commercial grounds or promoting any specific company. In conclusion, this evocative print immortalizes Bulkeley - an extraordinary example from the Rover class - reminding us all of how railways transformed society during one of history's most transformative periods.

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