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4-4-0 Express locomotive in a cutting near Birstall

4-4-0 Express locomotive in a cutting near Birstall

L2361. This quite magnificent photograph is thought to have been taken around 1905 near Birstall, Leicester. Running at speed along the cutting is a Robinson designed 4-4-0 Class 11B main line passenger engine of 1901. The brick arch bridge, the plume of white steam and the engine's graceful curves all combine to make this a picture postcard image from the golden age of railway travel.
qkw4-4-0 Main Line Passenger Engine
alt_title
themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
subject
bridges - brick arch bridge
bridges - railway bridges
Engines - Steam engines
railway coaches - railway carriages
Railway Companies - Great Central Railway
railway facilities - semaphore signals
railway locomotives - main line locomotives
Publisher
ContributorLeicestershire County Council
Creatorpersonalname - Newton, S. W. A.
Datecreation - circa 1905
TypePhotographs - Black and white
Formatdimension.H - 116mm
dimension.W - 163mm
IdentifierNewton - V 5/6
SourceS. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - S. W. A. Newton Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Birstall, Leicester (O.S. Ref: 458700 308500)
Location.Current Repository - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
period - circa 1905
RightsLeicestershire County Council