Printout from The Last Main Line:

Metropolitan train hauled by a 2-6-4 K-Class locomotive

Metropolitan train hauled by a 2-6-4 K-Class locomotive

L2592. A fine view across the electrified line towards a six-car passenger train hauled by the Metropolitan Railway's 2-6-4T K-Class locomotive No. 116. Built by Armstrong Whitworth & Co. in 1924, the six K-Class locos were the last and by far the biggest of the Metropolitan steam engines. Note the third carriage back from the engine. This is a Pullman car, a specially appointed lounge coach that allowed passengers willing to pay a supplementary fare a chance to experience superior standards of comfort and refreshment.
qkw2-6-4 Main line locomotive
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themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
subjectEngines - Steam engines
railway coaches - Pullman cars
railway coaches - railway carriages
Railway Companies - Metropolitan Railway
railway locomotives - railway locomotive industry
railway locomotives - main line locomotives
Railway tracks - Electrified line
Railway tracks - permanent way
Publisher
ContributorLondon's Transport Museum
Creatorattribution - Topical Press
Datecreation - 1933
TypeDigital images - Scanned
Formatdimension.H - 152mm
dimension.W - 203mm
resolution - 300 dpi
IdentifierLondon's Transport Museum - 1998/ 58868
SourceLondon's Transport Museum
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - Black and white print
Coverageperiod - 1933
Location.Current Repository - London's Transport Museum
RightsLondon's Transport Museum