SE5951 : Winston Churchill at the National Railway Museum (1)

taken 4 years ago, near to York, Great Britain

Winston Churchill at the National Railway Museum (1)
Winston Churchill at the National Railway Museum (1)
"Battle of Britain" class Pacific 34051 "Winston Churchill" on display in the National Railway Museum, York.

Built by the Southern Railway to a design by O V S Bulleid, this locomotive achieved lasting fame when it hauled Sir Winston Churchill's funeral train out of Waterloo on 30 January 1965. The NRM staged a special event to mark the 50th anniversary of the funeral, part of which has been retained on display until the end of Summer 2015. Information on this display may be found on the NRM web site at: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) - although this could disappear when the exhibition finally ends.

Display location is approximate.
The National Railway Museum (NRM)
The National Railway Museum in York displays a collection of over 100 locomotives and nearly 300 other items of rolling stock, virtually all of which either ran on the railways of Great Britain or were built here.

The museum first opened in 1975, housed in the huge former steam locomotive depot at Leeman Road next to the East Coast Main Line, near York railway station and only 700m from York Minster. In 1990, the Station Hall opened in York’s former railway goods depot across Leeman Road, nearly doubling the size of the museum in the process. The former diesel depot adjacent to the Great Hall was added as a store and in 1999 this was rebuilt to become “The Works”, providing public access to the Museum’s collections stores and workshops and a viewing gallery overlooking York Station. Today, the NRM is one of Britain’s busiest museums and is possibly the most popular railway museum in the world, attracting 931,000 visitors in 2013 LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 593 518 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.5553N 1:5.8544W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 593 518
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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