9a. YORK NRM Part 1
* York Area Index *
The locomotives are arranged in chronological order of the year they were built
including historic steam locomotives from 1829 to 2008, plus some diesel and electric trains
To get to the National Railway Museum from York Station you cross the footbridge across all the platforms, lower right in the picture above, and beneath the magnificent iron girder structure of the roof of York Station (more station pictures).
A handsome pair of express passenger locomotive driving wheels greet you at the side entrance!
Wonderful nostalgia for some of us, and still magical even for the very young!
At the centre of the museum is the great turntable of the Great Hall surrounded by a super array of steam, diesel and electric locomotives from the last 150+ years
1813 PUFFING BILLY
A replica of the famous early locomotive PUFFING BILLY at the 2012 RAILFEST at the National Railway Museum in York. The original was built by William Hedley in 1813
Year 1829 (1) Replica of the famous ROCKET
A 1934 full size replica of the ROCKET, the 0-2-2 steam locomotive built in 1829 by Stephenson for the famous Rainhill trials of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. It was the only competitor to complete the course and comply with the conditions laid down for the contest. The replica was built at the works of Rober Stephenson & Company Ltd, Darlington in 1934.
The ROCKET is lined up with its fastest successor! namely LNER's MALLARD 4-6-2 pacific locomotive.
Year 1829 (2) The AGENORIA
THE AGENORIA 0-4-0 built by the Foster Rastrick & Co. Stourbridge 1829
Year 1846 No 3 COPPERNOB
Furness Railway engine No 3 COPPERNOB was built by Bury, Curtis & Kennedy, Liverpool, Merseyside in 1846 and worked in the mining and heavy industries around Barrow in North-west England.
Year 1847 Replica of the GWR locomotive IRON DUKE
A full size replica of IRON DUKE built in 1985! but the original was a broad gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) 4-2-2 locomotive in 1847 designed by Daniel Gooch. Unfortunately the 7' 0¼" gauge in 1892 and that was the end of the line for such locomotives!
Year 1865 narrow gauge locomotive PET
The Crewe Works PET is a small 0-4-0 18 inch narrow gauge locomotive that spent its 64 year working life from 1865 to 1929 moving railway parts and materials around the maze of foundries, boiler shops and wheeling sheds of London & North Western Railway's Crewe Locomotive and Carriage Works. Its small size allowed easy access to all parts of the works!
Year 1869 LNER locomotive AEROLITE
London North Eastern Railway (LNER) locomotive No 66 AEROLITE. This NER Class X1 2-2-4T was originally built in 1869 as a 2-2-2WT and rebuilt at Gateshead Works in 1892 as a 4-2-2T and rebuilt again 2-2-4T and used to pull inspections saloons trains.
The cab and controls of No 66 AEROLITE
Year 1870 GNR STIRLING No. 1
Great Northern Railway (GNR) 4-2-2 Stirling No. 1 built at Doncaster Works in 1870.
Year 1874 (1) Hebburn Works 0-4-0 industrial saddle tank locomotive
"Conserved but not restored" sums up this funny little Hebburn Works 0-4-0 industrial saddle tank engine built in 1874 by Black Hawthorn & Co. Ltd. of Gateshead. Many visitors might not even notice it but Bauxite No 2 worked in an aluminium smelting plant until 1947 pushing wagons of bauxite rock into aluminium smelters. The NRM look after it, but it has never been repainted. This grimy little loco was (to quote from the information board), "the Victorian equivalent of a forklift truck" and many similar small industrial 19th century locomotives spent their life moving materials around factories, quarries and docks etc.
1874 (2) NER locomotive 1275
Year 1882 LBSCR express locomotive GLADSTONE
214 GLADSTONE belongs to Class B1 "Gladstones" 0-4-2 express locomotives built between 1882 and 1891 by Stroudly for the LBSCR (London, Brighton & South Coast Railway). A very impressive emblem on the front of the locomotive.
A wonderful old Victorian railway carriage
The Pullman coach TOPAZ, contrast with above!
Some lovely Victorian stained glass from Chesterfield Station on the Midland Railway.
A fine collection of number and name plates including:- 71000, CUDWORTH, KING UTHER, YORKSHIRE, SILVER LINK, VISCOUNT RIDLEY, SILVER FOX complete with an emblem of a silver fox!
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