Thursday, 4 August 2016

National Railway Museum, York

The National Railway Museum in York has over a million exhibits in its collection, which chart the history and development of the railway over the past 300 years.

The museum is home to the iconic British steam locomotives Mallard and Flying Scotsman.

Number 4468 Mallard is a London and North Eastern Railway Class A4 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive built at Doncaster, England in 1938. It is historically significant as the holder of the world speed record for steam locomotives. Mallard is currently on display in the Great Hall of the museum.

London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman is a Pacific steam locomotive built in 1923 at Doncaster to a design of Nigel Gresley. It was employed on long-distance express East Coast Main Line trains by the LNER and its successors, British Railways Eastern and North-Eastern Regions. The original Flying Scotsman locomotive is undergoing refurbishment and is not currently on public display. A replica locomotive is on display at the National Railway Museum's Shildon site.

I was passing through York one evening and decided I would visit the museum for a second time. There was about an hour before closing time, so it was a very brisk walk around the site pausing to take photos every now and then.

Here are some images from my visit:

Eurostar Power Car 373308.

York Furness Railway Steam Locomotive No. 3.

Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Steam Locomotive No. 1008.

Great Northern Railway Steam Locomotive No. 1.

Mallard Steam Locomotive No. 4468.

Mallard Steam Locomotive Footplate.

National Railway Museum Station Hall.

No. 13000 Crab Steam Locomotive.

Shutt End Colliery Railway Steam Locomotive Agenoria.

Stephenson Rocket Steam Locomotive.

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