SE5951 : 'Gazelle' at the National Railway Museum

taken 40 years ago, near to York, Great Britain

'Gazelle' at the National Railway Museum
'Gazelle' at the National Railway Museum
Despite its somewhat bizarre appearance, this engine is not a toy, but a real, working steam locomotive. It was built as a 2-2-2 Well tank in 1893 for a contractor, but passed to the Shropshire and Montgomery Railway in 1911, who rebuilt it as a 0-4-2WT. It survived there until nationalisation when, incredibly, it passed into the ownership of British Railways, Western Region - its very prestigious number being 1. As soon as the Chief Mechanical Engineer saw it, in horror he ordered it withdrawn immediately!
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 16 August, 1977   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 September, 2009
Category
Steam engines   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 594 518 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.5332N 1:5.7726W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 594 517
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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