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EXPRESS LOCOMOTIVE, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY It is not to be supposed that the Great Northern express traffic is worked entirely by the outside-cylinder engines, which have already been illustrated in our pages, albeit Mr, Stirling’s engines with 8ft. drivers have earned a worldwide reputation. For many years inside-cylinder engines have played an important part on the line, and Mr. Stirling has found it worthwhile to perpetuate this type. Our supplement this week illustrates, through the courtesy of..
This is a first hand account of a visit to the Great Northern Railway (GNR) works at Doncaster in 1892. It contains many items of interest to GNR enthusiasts including plans, photographs and descriptions of the rolling stock. Due to the size of this document it is split into several parts to minimise server load. "THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY WORKS, DONCASTER. THE Great Northern, as we now know it, dates from 1844, when the railway mania was at its height. several projects for effec..
Great Western Railway (GWR) Gauge conversion. This interesting article includes a brief history of the rationale behind the broad gauge and its planned, impending demise on Saturday 21st May, 1892. Includes a map of the GWR lines. "THE CONVERSION OF GAUGE ON THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY". "At midnight on Saturday, the 21st inst., the entire sectton of the Great Western Railway from Exeter to Falmouth, a. distance of 113 ·miles, will be closed for traffic, and h..
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