9a. YORK NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM
YORK NRM - Part 1
YORK SCENES * York Area Index
The locomotives are arranged in approximately chronological order of the year they were built,
including historic steam locomotives from 1829 to 2008, plus some diesel and electric trains
To get to the National Railway Museum from York Station you cross the footbridge across all the platforms, lower right in the picture above, and beneath the magnificent iron girder structure of the roof of York Station (more station pictures).
A handsome pair of huge locomotive driving wheels greet you at the side entrance to the National Railway Museum York!
All around the turntable at National Railway Museum York
Wonderful nostalgia for some of us, and still magical even for the very young!
At the centre of the museum is the great turntable of the Great Hall surrounded by a super array of steam, diesel and electric locomotives from the last 150+ years
York NRM has regular exhibitions of particular railway topics
A railway hospital coach for wounded soldiers in WW I
The FLYING SCOTSMAN EXHIBITION in 2016
The four locomotives lined up for the Flying Scotsman Exhibition in York national Railway Museum.
The individual locomotives are illustrated below.
GNR Stirling No 1 steam locomotive built in 1870
GNR Class C1 3990 LNER Class C2 990 HENRY OAKLEY "Klondyke" (Klondike) 4-4-2 steam locomotive built in 1898
LNER steam locomotive 60103 FLYING SCOTSMAN built in 1923
British Railways Deltic diesel-electric locomotive D9002 built in 1961
1813 PUFFING BILLY
A replica of the famous early locomotive PUFFING BILLY at the 2012 RAILFEST at the National Railway Museum in York. The original was built by William Hedley in 1813
Year 1829 (1) Replica of the famous ROCKET
National Railway Museum York A 1934 full size replica of the ROCKET, the 0-2-2 steam locomotive built in 1829 by Stephenson for the famous Rainhill trials of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. It was the only competitor to complete the course and comply with the conditions laid down for the contest. The replica was built at the works of Robert Stephenson & Company Ltd, Darlington in 1934.
The ROCKET is lined up with its fastest successor! namely LNER's MALLARD 4-6-2 pacific locomotive at the National Railway Museum York.
Year 1829 (2) The AGENORIA
THE AGENORIA 0-4-0 built by the Foster Rastrick & Co. Stourbridge 1829, in the National Railway Museum York
Year 1846 No 3 COPPERNOB
National Railway Museum York Furness Railway engine No 3 COPPERNOB was built by Bury, Curtis & Kennedy, Liverpool, Merseyside in 1846 and worked in the mining and heavy industries around Barrow in North-west England.
Year 1847 Replica of the GWR locomotive IRON DUKE
A full size replica of IRON DUKE in the National Railway Museum York, built in 1985! but the original was a broad gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) 4-2-2 locomotive in 1847 designed by Daniel Gooch. Unfortunately the 7' 0¼" gauge in 1892 and that was the end of the line for such locomotives!
Year 1865 narrow gauge locomotive PET
National Railway Museum York The Crewe Works PET is a small 0-4-0 18 inch narrow gauge locomotive that spent its 64 year working life from 1865 to 1929 moving railway parts and materials around the maze of foundries, boiler shops and wheeling sheds of London & North Western Railway's Crewe Locomotive and Carriage Works. Its small size allowed easy access to all parts of the works!
Year 1869 LNER locomotive AEROLITE
National Railway Museum York exhibit London North Eastern Railway (LNER) locomotive No 66 AEROLITE. This NER Class X1 2-2-4T was originally built in 1869 as a 2-2-2WT and rebuilt at Gateshead Works in 1892 as a 4-2-2T and rebuilt again 2-2-4T and used to pull inspections saloons trains.
The cab and controls of No 66 AEROLITE
Year 1870 GNR STIRLING No. 1
Great Northern Railway (GNR) 4-2-2 Stirling No. 1 built at Doncaster Works in 1870, pictured in the National Railway Museum York.
Year 1874 (1) Hebburn Works 0-4-0 industrial saddle tank locomotive
"Conserved but not restored" sums up this funny little Hebburn Works 0-4-0 industrial saddle tank engine built in 1874 by Black Hawthorn & Co. Ltd. of Gateshead. Many visitors might not even notice it but Bauxite No 2 worked in an aluminium smelting plant until 1947 pushing wagons of bauxite rock into aluminium smelters. The NRM look after it, but it has never been repainted. This grimy little loco was (to quote from the information board), "the Victorian equivalent of a forklift truck" and many similar small industrial 19th century locomotives spent their life moving materials around factories, quarries and docks etc., pictured in the National Railway Museum York.
1874 (2) NER locomotive 1275
Year 1882 LBSCR express locomotive GLADSTONE
214 GLADSTONE belongs to Class B1 "Gladstones" 0-4-2 express locomotives built between 1882 and 1891 by Stroudly for the LBSCR (London, Brighton & South Coast Railway). A very impressive emblem on the front of the locomotive, pictured in the National Railway Museum York..
A wonderful old Victorian railway carriage, pictured in the National Railway Museum York.
The Pullman coach TOPAZ, contrast with above!, pictured in the National Railway Museum York.
There are lots of other items apart from steam locomotives and diesel locomotives e.g. a variety of wagons, carriages and a large steam driven breakdown crane built at Stratford Works in London in 1926, pictured in the National Railway Museum York..
Some lovely Victorian stained glass from Chesterfield Station on the Midland Railway, pictured in the National Railway Museum York..
A fine collection of number and name plates including:- 71000, CUDWORTH, KING UTHER, YORKSHIRE, SILVER LINK, VISCOUNT RIDLEY, SILVER FOX complete with an emblem of a silver fox!, pictured in the National Railway Museum York.
A London and North Eastern Railway Company poster advertising LNER trains to Edinburgh in Scotland via the East Coast mainline service, pictured in the National Railway Museum York.
On display in the York NRM is special carriage No. 902502 built by the North Eastern Railway in 1906 and after 1923 continued to be used by the LNER and from 1948 to 1951 by British Railways. This is a dynamometer car which is coupled directly behind the locomotive to record its performance. It was used to record the world beating record speed performance of the steam locomotive MALLARD in July 1938.
Good trainspotting 'TRAINSPOTS' Good trainspotting and photographic locations Barnetby Station, North Lincolnshire * Carlisle Station * Clapham Junction Station, London * Colton Junction, south of York * Crewe Station * Doncaster Station, South Yorkshire * Hellifield station - Carlisle to Settle line * Lancaster station * Newcastle Station * Northallerton Station * Nuneaton Station * Sheffield Station * Stratford Station, East London * Warrington Bank Quay station * Wigan North Western - WCML * York Station
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