Monday, September 19, 2022
According to my 1943 copy of 'British Locomotive Types' this inside cylinder 0-8-0 was originally designated class G2 on the London and North Western Railway prior to being grouped in class 7F of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, presumably in 1923.
Here is its datasheet.
Monday, September 05, 2022
The staircase was added to enable the movement of artillery to the roof of the keep. On the inside, a wall was built, bisecting the keep in order to provide reinforcement for the guns on the roof. The result is a series of rather odd, narrow rooms. Not the sort of place you would find comfortable for very long.
Monday, August 22, 2022
Monday, August 15, 2022
This 2-10-0 was known as the Evening Star; The Red Dragon placard designates the name of the train being pulled. I must have taken this picture between 2008 and 2010 because this locomotive was temporarily at the Swindon Steam Museum to celebrate its 50th anniversary. It was built in March of 1960 making it the last steam locomotive built by British Railways.