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Thompson Class 04/8 at Sheffield Darnall Shed

Thompson Class 04/8 at Sheffield Darnall Shed

L3523. When Edward Thompson took over as Chief Mechanical Engineer of the LNER, he set about the production of a new fleet of standardised locomotives. To test his different design theories, Thompson rebuilt many of the locomotives built by his predecessors, including several of John Robinson's 8K (later 04) 2-8-0 freight engines. The rebuilt locomotives emerging with modified cabs and higher pressure boilers, although from the frames down they were still as Robinson had designed them. They were classified as 04/8's, and this example, No. 63881, was photographed at Darnall Shed, Sheffield in 1960.
qkw2-8-0 freight locomotive
alt_title
themesengineering achievements and industrial archaeology
subjectRailway Companies - British Railways
railway facilities - railway shops & yards
railway facilities - engine sheds
railway locomotives - main line locomotives
Publisher
ContributorColour-Rail
Creatorpersonalname - Mullett, J. P.
Datecreation - 1960-06-18
TypePhotographs - Colour
Formatdimension.H - 23mm
dimension.W - 35mm
Identifier1866?
SourceColour-Rail
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - The Colour-Rail Collection
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Darnall, Sheffield (O.S. Ref: 438900 387700)
Location.Current Repository - Colour-Rail, Chesham, Buckinghamshire
point - 1960-06-18
RightsColour-Rail