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0-4-0 Steam locomotive on the Metropolitan's Brill Branch

0-4-0 Steam locomotive on the Metropolitan's Brill Branch

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L2562. A delightful photograph taken of an Aveling & Porter 0-4-0 steam loco hauling a mixed cargo on the Metropolitan Railway's Brill Branch, a six mile line completed in 1872. The engine's crew appear to be engaged in a spot of impromptu maintenance. Originally a company that produced agricultural plant, Aveling & Porter moved into the railway field in 1864. Essentially, their locomotives consisted of the mechanical parts of a traction engine fitted with railway wheels. Although inexpensive to run, these machines were very slow in comparison with most other locos, and so were employed for duties where speed was of little importance.
ContributorLondon's Transport Museum
Creatorattribution - Topical Press
Datecreation - circa 1890
TypeDigital images - Scanned
Formatdimension.W - 203mm
dimension.H - 152mm
resolution - 300 dpi
IdentifierLondon's Transport Museum - 1998/ 87679
SourceLondon's Transport Museum
Relationcopy of - Black and white print
Coverageperiod - circa 1890
Location.Current Repository - London's Transport Museum
Location.Creation Site - Buckinghamshire
RightsLondon's Transport Museum