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GNR Express Engine 1867

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GNR Express Engine 1867

This engraving shows the final design of passenger express engine designed by A. Sturrock before he was succeeded by P. Stirling.

All GNR engines and a considerable proportion of the rolling stock was constructed by third parties in the early years of the company.

"A side elevation and sectional plan of one of the engines recently supplied to the Great Northern Railway Company by Messn. J. Fowler and Co., Leeds, which are specially desgned for running the heavy express trains on that line of railway. These engines have recently completed the journey from King's Cross to Peterborough, a distance of seventy seven miles, in one hour and twenty-eight minutes, although they had to contend with heavy gradients for forty miles of the distance, and with twenty carriages behind them."

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