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Inkermann, c1880s

Inkermann, c1880s


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Filename: L1D 076.jpg

Size: 3000 x 2394 (878KB)

Date: 19th September 2008

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: L1d 076

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Inkermann, c1880s

4-2-2, Rover class locomotive, Built 1878 and withdrawn 1892

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

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4 2 2 B Road Rover Inkermann


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This photograph captures the essence of the bygone era of steam locomotive travel, featuring the iconic 4-2-2 Rover class locomotive named Inkermann. Built in 1878, this steam engine was a part of the Great Western Railway (GWR) fleet during the late 1800s. The 'B Road' classification indicates that it was a passenger locomotive, designed specifically for pulling trains on the branch lines of the railway network. The Rover class locomotives, including Inkermann, were an important innovation in railway engineering during the 1870s. They were the first locomotives to be designed with a leading bogie, which significantly improved their adhesion and stability on the rails. This advancement allowed for smoother and more efficient train journeys, enhancing the overall passenger experience. Inkermann, with its distinctive design and powerful presence, was in service for just over a decade before being withdrawn in 1892. This photograph, taken in the 1880s, provides a glimpse into the past, showcasing the locomotive in its prime. The intricate details of the engine, from the bell and whistle at the cab to the large driving wheels, are all on display. The steam billowing from the chimney and the clouds of smoke in the background add to the authenticity and drama of the scene. Today, Inkermann is a cherished piece of railway history, preserved and showcased at the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway. This photograph serves as a reminder of the engineering marvels of the past and the role that steam locomotives played in shaping the transportation landscape of the late 19th century.

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