9d. YORK NRM Part 4
Two Classic 4-6-2 Pacifics below the general views
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Year 1937 LNER 4468 BR 60022 MALLARD
The gleaming controls and gauges in the cab of the famous "MALLARD" LNER A4 4-6-2 pacific, world speed record holder (126mph) for a steam locomotive. It was originally built for the London and North Eastern Railway Company.
Nigel Gresley's famous LNER 4468-22 4-6-2 Pacific locomotive BR 60022 MALLARD
Year 1937 GWR 5972 OLTON HALL
Ex GWR 5972 OLTON HALL 'disguised' for the Harry Potter films. It is a 4900 Class HALL 4-6-0 steam locomotive built at Swindon Works in 1937.
Year 1938 LMS 6229 DUCHESS OF HAMILTON BR 46229
Ex LMS 4-6-2 Pacific 6229 DUCHESS OF HAMILTON. 8P ex 7P power class Express Passenger Locomotive Coronation Scot Class Ex BR locomotive 46229. Built at Crewe locomotive works in 1938
The engine was originally streamlined and designed by Sir William A. Stanier FRS.
Streamlining was all the fashion in 1930's e.g. the Chrysler Airflow car of 1934 used new metal technology in its streamline design (UK registered as HMJ 100 and known as the Chrysler Heston))
Worked on the West-Coast mainline from London Euston station to Glasgow.
The ex LMS Coronation Class 4-6-2 Stanier Pacifics were some of the most powerful British steam locomotives ever built but the streamlining was removed because it was inefficient in terms of maintenance.
Prior to photographing this in May 2009, 46229 Duchess of Hamilton was least seen belting through Wigan North Western Station ~late 1950's - early 1960's ??? and of course non-streamlined but you could see a tapered end at the top of the smoke box where the streamlining had been.
An ex LNER DYNAMOMETER car, a carriage carrying various instruments used to monitor and measure steam locomotive performance
The cast-iron Euston Station Gates from 1838 made for the London & Birmingham Railway.
The colourful crest of the London & Birmingham Railway
The stationary winding engine of 1833 from the Stanhope & Tyne Railway, once worked a winding drum carrying a rope used to haul wagons of limestone up the steep Weatherhill incline near Stanhope in County Durham. The limestone was taken by railway to the blast furnaces e.g. at Consett Co. Durham
Another collection of number and name plates: REMEMBRANCE, HOWARD OF EFFINGHAM (Lord Nelson Class), SIR FRANCIS DRAKE (Lord Nelson Class), STRAITS SETTLEMENTS, LORD NELSON, TREVOSE HEAD, GNR 132
There is a wonderful collection of railway memorabilia.
An London Midland and Scottish railway poster advertising LMS trains to New Brighton on the Wirral in Cheshire.
A really good children's playground is also part of the National Rail Museum at York NRM ...
... and by the playground the new 'Container Cafe' opened in 2013
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