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GER Works, Stratford
GREAT EASTERN WORKS AT STRATFORD. The Great Eastern Railway Company's works adjoin the station at Stratford. It is the nearest railway works the metropolis, and therefore much the easiest of access to members of the conference, who will no doubt find much to interest them. The enterprise of Mr. Holden and his assistants is well known, and the engines turned out from these works are of the highest quality. Among the latest productions may be mentioned the huge decapod, as everyone calls it, which w..
GNR 1900 Leeds Branch (Hunslet Railway)
THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY NEW BRANCH LINE AND GOODS STATION AT LEEDS.  (1900) It was in the session of 1893 that this branch line, which we shall proceed to describe and illustrate in the present and some succeeding articles, received the sanction of Parliament under the title of the "Hunslet Railway". In the following year, however, by virtue of the additional powers conferred upon the Great Northern Line, arrangements were entered into which ultimately caused it to become the proper..
GNR 1900 Nottingham Extension
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY NEW RAILWAY AT NOTTINGHAM.(1900)  By R. F. Bennett, Construction Department, G.N.R.    Some important works have been recently completed by the Great Northern Railway Company at Nottingham, by Mr. A. Ross, M. Inst. C.E., chief engineer to the company, a description of which will probably interest our readers. In the year 1892 the Great Central Railway Company then the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway Company applied to Parliament for powers to make ..
GNR Express Engine 1867
GREAT NORTHERN EXPRESS ENGINES, CONSTRUCTED BY MESSRS. JOHN FOWLER AND CO., ENGINEERS, LEEDS. In the accompanying engraving we give a side elevation and sectional plan of one of the engines recently supplied to the Great Northern Railway Company, by Messrs, J. Fowler and Co., Leeds, which arc specially designed 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 ho..
GNR Express Engine 1868
These early engines show the distinctive style brought by P. Stirling from the G&SWR. "Our two page engraving this week comprises a longitudinal section and half sectional plan of one of the fine passenger locomotives used for working the express traffic on the Great Northern Railway from Manchester and Leeds to London. Other views of this engine are also given on the present and opposite pages. The engine has inside cylinders 17 in. in diameter, with 2ft. stroke, and a single pair of driving wh..
GNR Express Engine 1871
Reported in both "Engineering" and "The Engineer" The famous Stirling Single, an example of which is preserved at the National Railway Museum. "EXPRESS LOCOMOTIVE; G. N. R. The Great Northern Railway is so noted for its heavy and fast passenger trains that the engines employed to work those trains have a special interest for locomotive engineers. The express tralfic of the Great Northern line necessiitates the running of trains consisting of from 15 to 26 carriages from Kin..
GNR Express Engine 1892
The 7 foot six inch express engines were the unsung heroes of the GNR. They outnumbered and outperformed the outside cylinder engines. EXPRESS ENGINE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY. * It is not to be supposed that the Great Northern express traffic is worked entirely by the outside-cylinder engmes albeit 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 worth while to per..
GNR Express Engine 1900
MR. IVATT’S NEWEST GREAT NORTHERN ENGINES. By CHARLES Rous-MARTEN. It has fallen to my lot to describe in these columns several important improvements effected or new departures taken by .Mr. H. A. Ivatt since he assumed the locomotive superintendency of the Great Northern Railway on the lamented death of his eminent predecessor, Mr. Patrick Stirling, in 1K96. I have set forth successively how, beginning with the re-building of the late Mr. Stirling’s famous single-wheelers, in such sort..
GNR Goods engine 1868
This early engine shows the distinctive style brought by P. Stirling from the G&SWR. "GOODS ENGINES FOR THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. These engines were constructed by Messrs. John Fowler and Co., at their works, Leeds, from the design of P. Stirling, Esq., of Doncaster, engineer to the company. The cylinders are 17in. diameter, with a. stroke of 24in. The six coupled wheels are 5ft. lin. diameter. The total wheel base of the engine is 15ft. 6in. The boiler and fire-box casing are mad..
GNR Goods Engine 1871
By 1871 The distinctive Stirling style had developed into a readily recognisable austere outline. The simple cab has a rear cutout. Pipework and springs are kept out of sight. "GOODS LOCOMOTIVE. We are enabled this week, by the courtesy of Mr. Patrick Stirling, to lay before our readers engravings illustrating the latest type of six-coupled goods locomotive introduced on the Great Northern Railway for working the heavy coal traffic on that line. The engine, which was constructed at Doncaster, w..
GNR Historical Supplement from "The Engineer", 1913
Great Northern Railway supplement 1913. A "must have" for GNR fans. This document includes a summary history of the GNR and  includes maps, plans and diagrams. In order to reduce server load, this document has been split into several sections. Photographs of the classes of locomotives in use, including drawings of a large Atlantic locomotive are included. "THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY THERE is something exceedingly fascinating to a large number of per..
GNR Steam Tender 1864 (Sturrock)
STURROCK’S LOCOMOTIVE ENGINES AND TENDERS. (1864) This controversial invention was the subject of much acrimony and discussion at the time. The tenders were converted into ordinary usage at a later date. ”The main object of this invention, by Archibald Sturrock, Locomotive Superintendent of the Great Northern Railway Doncaster, is to utilise the adhesion derived from the weight of the tender as a power to propel the train in addition to that of the engine proper instead of the engine, as u..
GWR 1868 Much Wenlock Station
"PASSENGER STATIONS FOR COUNTRY TOWNS". - from "The Engineer" 1868 "The illustration ... of Much Wenlock passenger  booking office, waiting rooms, and station-master's residence combined, is a good example. of a suitable building of the class and has been recently completed on the Much Wenlock branch of the Great Western Railway, Shropshire, the contractors for which are Messrs. Brassey and Field. ... The building was desgned by Mr. J. Fogerty, M. Inst. C. E.,..
GWR 1876 222 Express Engine Standard Gauge
EXPRESS ENGINES FOR THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. So much has been said lately concerning the engines used by giving the Great Western Railway Company in working their fast expresses that our readers will, no doubt, be interested in some information concerning the latest type of express engine used on this railway. By the courtesy of .Mr. Armstrong, locomotive superintendent of the line, we are enabled to illustrate … the new narrow gauge express engines, of which several have just been turned out fr..
GWR Gauge Conversion
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.,[1892]  the entire sectton of the Great Western Railway from Exeter to Falmouth, a. distance of 113 ·miles, will be closed for traffic, and h..