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Great Central Railway Class 8, 4-6-0, No. 186

Great Central Railway Class 8, 4-6-0, No. 186

L3494. In 1902, John G. Robinson produced his first truly mixed traffic design for the Great Central Railway. The new locomotives were built to a 4-6-0 wheel arrangement but, although a mixed traffic design, were painted in the standard goods livery of black with red and white lining. The Class 8's became regular performers on the Grimsby fish trains, which earned them the nickname of 'Fish engines'. A number of the class were built by Beyer Peacock & Co. of Manchester, and this image is the official Beyer Peacock works photograph of Class 8, No. 186 - the locomotive being painted in grey for the purpose of photography.
qkw4-6-0 locomotive
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themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
subjectbuildings - Locomotive works
Railway Companies - Great Central Railway
railway locomotives - steam locomotives
Publisher
ContributorMuseum of Science & Industry in Manchester
Creatorcorporatename - Beyer Peacock & Company
Datecreation - circa 1902
TypeNegatives - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 512 pixels
dimension.W - 768 pixels
resolution - 72 dpi
IdentifierIMG0061
SourceBeyer Peacock Collection - Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - Beyer Peacock Collection - Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Gorton, Manchester (O.S. Ref: 388200 397000)
period - circa 1902
Location.Current Repository - Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
RightsMuseum of Science & Industry in Manchester