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Courier. 4-2-2 Rover class locomotive. Built 1878. Rebuild of original Iron Duke class

Courier. 4-2-2 Rover class locomotive. Built 1878. Rebuild of original Iron Duke class


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Filename: LPC 1a 049.jpg

Size: 2181 x 1356 (247KB)

Date: 2nd October 2007

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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Courier. 4-2-2 Rover class locomotive. Built 1878. Rebuild of original Iron Duke class

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 564586

© STEAM Picture Library 2007 - All Rights Reserved

4 2 2 B Road Rover Courier


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases the majestic "Courier" a remarkable 4-2-2 Rover class locomotive that was built in the year 1878. A true testament to engineering prowess, this locomotive stands as a proud rebuild of the original Iron Duke class, exuding an air of timeless elegance and power. The image captures the essence of this historical masterpiece, with its sleek design and intricate detailing. The Courier's gleaming metallic exterior reflects both its rich heritage and meticulous preservation at the STEAM Museum of GWR. Its distinctive shape and prominent wheels evoke a sense of adventure, hinting at countless journeys undertaken throughout its illustrious career. As we gaze upon this awe-inspiring photograph, our imagination is transported back to an era when steam-powered locomotives ruled the tracks. We can almost hear the rhythmic chugging sound reverberating through vast landscapes as it effortlessly traversed long distances. The significance of this particular locomotive lies not only in its impressive construction but also in its role within transportation history. It symbolizes progress and innovation during a time when railways were transforming societies across Britain. This print serves as a cherished reminder of our industrial past—a tribute to those who dedicated their lives to shaping modern transportation systems. Whether you are an avid railway enthusiast or simply appreciate fine craftsmanship, this image encapsulates the beauty and grandeur embodied by "Courier" - forever etched into history for generations to come.

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