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Achilles Class Locomotive No. 3050, Royal Sovereign

Achilles Class Locomotive No. 3050, Royal Sovereign


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Date: 9th March 2015

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Achilles Class Locomotive No. 3050, Royal Sovereign

4-2-2 wheel arrangement. Built 1895, withdrawn 1915

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 10707392

4 2 2 Achilles Royal Sovereign


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This photograph showcases the majestic Achilles Class Locomotive No. 3050, also known as Royal Sovereign, proudly displayed at the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway (GWR). The locomotive, with its distinctive 4-2-2 wheel arrangement, was built in 1895, making it a remarkable relic of railway history. The Royal Sovereign's sleek design and powerful presence were once the epitome of engineering innovation during the Victorian era. Its intricate details, such as the ornate boiler cladding and the elegant curves of its cylinders, are a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of its builders. The 4-2-2 wheel arrangement, otherwise known as the "Atmospheric" system, was an experimental design that aimed to reduce the amount of steam required to power the locomotive. However, the system proved impractical for mainline use and was eventually abandoned. Despite this, the Achilles Class locomotives, including the Royal Sovereign, continued to serve on secondary branches and light duties until their retirement in 1915. This photograph captures the essence of a bygone era, offering a glimpse into the rich history of railway engineering and the evolution of steam locomotive design. The Steam Museum of the GWR is an invaluable resource for preserving and showcasing these historical relics, allowing us to appreciate the ingenuity and passion that went into creating them.

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