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Great Central Railway class '8B' 4-4-2 'Atlantic' locomotive.

Great Central Railway class '8B' 4-4-2 'Atlantic'  locomotive.

L1102. Great Central Railway, 8B class 4-4-2 'Atlantic' type locomotive, No. 1085. It was designed by GCR Chief Mechanical Engineer John G. Robinson and was one of a batch of five built for the company by the North British Locomotive Co. of Glasgow. It was painted in the Great Central's passenger livery of green with vermilion wheel splashers and frames. These handsome locomotives were affectionately known as 'Jersey Lilies' after Lily Langtry. The date and station location of this photograph are unknown. Note the Great Central Railway coat of arms on the wheel splashers.
qkw4-4-2 'Atlantic' locomotives
alt_titleGreat Central Railway class '8B' 4-4-2 'Atlantic' locomotive.
themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
socio-economic context
subjectEngines - Steam engines
railway facilities - railway stations
railway locomotives - railway locomotive industry
railway locomotives - Vehicles
railway locomotives - main line locomotives
railway locomotives - 4-4-2
railways - railway companies
PublisherLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1910
TypePhotographs - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 125mm
dimension.W - 161mm
IdentifierNewton - Negative A11096
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
Relationpart of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Unknown
period - circa 1910
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
RightsLeicestershire County Council