11a. LOCOMOTION PART 1
1st of many trips to 'Locomotion', the National Railway Museum at Shildon via Darlington Station
Scenes in County Durham
OTHER RAILWAY CONNECTIONS
The magnificent Victorian iron arched structure of Darlington Station from which you can get the local train to the NRM at Shildon - plenty of railway heritage en route!
A reminder of the previous industry in County Durham and the fuel for steam locomotives, the old coal staithes near Shildon Station which you pass as you walk from Shildon railway station to the Shildon National Railway museum.
For light refreshments there is the Platform 7 Cafe in 'Locomotion', the National Railway Museum at Shildon, County Durham, North East England. There is a large number and variety of exhibits to view, even as you are having a coffee/tea and snack!.
At one time the first steam locomotive you use to see on entering "Locomotion", the National Railway Museum at Shildon. I don't know what steam locomotive this is? Its now gone!
The award winning National Railway Museum at Shildon was built in 2004.
On this page THE LOCOMOTIVES and TRAINS ARE LISTED AND DESCRIBED IN 'roughly' CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER and you will notice an 'impressive' overlap in the building and development of steam, electric and diesel locomotives!
The original "SANS PAREIL" built by Timothy Hackworth in 1829 for the famous Rainhill trials for the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. The pictures show a replica of 0-2-2 'Sans Pareil', built in 1979-1980 at Shildon standing by the Platform 7 Cafe!
London and North Western Railway (LNWR) locomotive 173, 3020 CORNWALL built at Crewe Locomotive Works in 1847. The huge 8'6" main driving wheels of 3020. CORNWALL hauled express passenger trains on the West Coast Mainline until 1905. The engine was designed by Francis Trevithick, son of the early steam locomotive pioneer Richard Trevithick.
The Hetton Colliery 0-4-0 locomotive built 1851-1852 and rebuilt in 1874.
The valve gear of the Hetton Colliery locomotive.
Fletcher design for the North Eastern Railway (NER) and London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) 901 Class 2-4-0 locomotive No 910 built in 1875. These locomotives hauled express passenger trains on the North East Coast mainline.
locomotive No 910
Adams design Class T3 4-4-0 London and South Western Railway (LSWR 563) and Southern Railway (SR) E563-563 built at Nine Elms, London, in 1893. This locomotive hauled express passenger trains from London Waterloo Station to Plymouth in the West Country.
LSWR locomotive 563
Ivatt design for the Great Northern Railway (GNR) Class J13 0-6-0ST saddle tank design built in 1899, GNR No 1247, LNER 4247-8846, Ex British Railways (BR) number 68846.
68846 in British Railways BR livery (see also painted as GNR 1247 below).
68846 repainted in Great Northern Railway GNR livery as locomotive 1247
Electric locomotive built for North Eastern Railway (NER) No 1, LNER No 4075-6480, Ex BR number 26500, built in 1905 for working the Newcastle Riverside Branch. The Newcastle quayside railway was unsuitable for e.g. 0-6-0 heavy freight steam locomotives because the gradients were very steep and a long curved tunnel. This electric locomotive, with its two sets of bogie driving wheels could negotiate tight curves as well as providing clean 'non-smokey' motive power.
The 0-6-0ST saddle tank 'WOOLMER' built in 1910 by Avonside Works.
'Woolmer' standing alongside the NER snowplough No 12 built at the North Eastern Railway's Works at Gateshead in 1891.
North Stafford Railway No 2 built in Stoke in 1923. It became London Midland ans Scottish Railway (LMS/LMSR) locomotive 2271. It was designed to haul stopping passenger freight trains in the Stoke-on-Trent area.
Hughes LMS design Class 5MT 'Crab' 2-6-0 locomotive LMS 2700, BR 42700, designed for light freight or passenger traffic and built at Horwich Locomotive Works, Lancashire, to a Hughes LMS design in 1926. These London Midland and Scottish Railway 'mixed traffic' locomotives were designed to haul both goods and passenger trains.
'Crab' LMS 2700
'Crab' LMS 2700 still in black livery.
In 2010 the original crab 2700 being repainted in red-crimson LMS livery and given its original LMS number of 13000
The wonderful final product! It just looks like a very pretty giant model!
The original 'DELTIC'
The prototype English-Electric diesel-electric 'Deltic' built in 1955 at the Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows in Lancashire.
In 2010-2011 Gresley Pacific 4468 Mallard made a guest appearance.
Fireless 1956 Imperial No 1 which runs on a tank of compressed super-heated steam ...
Left: 0-6-0 diesel shunters: BR Drewery class 03 090 was D 2090 (D2090) built at Doncaster 1960. Right: NS Class 600 (= class 08) number 663 built in 1956 by English Electric, now called 'Annette' and was obtained from Dutch Railways (Ned Rail).
D2090 repainted in its old British Railways green livery.
British Railways BR Class 71 Bo-Bo electric locomotive E5001 (E 5001, 71001, 71 001) built 1959. The Class 71's were designed for the Kent electrification scheme to haul freight and express passenger trains including the famous 'Golden Arrow' and 'Night Ferry' boat trains to Dover.
Class 37 Co-Co Diesel-electric locomotive 37 003 (37003, D6703, D 6703) built by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry in 1960. Shown in its British Rail blue livery.
The Platform 7 Cafe
The Locomotion Museum at Shildon regularly plays host to a variety of events eg.
The Model Railway Exhibition in October 2012
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