Brand new electric locos stored at Manchester, 1959. New locos were being delivered faster than the extension of the electrification southwards, so they were being stored. Another place where you would see new electric locos stored was Witton sidings
In store at Carlisle, 1964.
Saltley, 1960. Before warning panels, when all the diesels looked better.
Purists will call it semi-streamline, but in 1929 its curved shrouding seemed revolutionary. It was built three years before the Flying Hamburger, five years before the Commodore Vanderbilt and has a distinction of being the direct predecessor of LNER A4 Class – the fastest steam locomotives on the face of the Earth!
Great Western Railway steam railmotor 93 backs out of the former Eynsham “main line” station at Didcot Railway Centre, pushing “auto-coach” trailer 92 toward Oxford Road station. As can be seen, there are four small driving wheels powered by two small cylinders connected to a vertical boiler. If you look for the white smoke, you will find roughly where the boiler is. I should add that the noise was considerable; it sounded like a lot of steam power was being forced through a very small space. When the steam railmotor rolled out of Swindon Works in 1908, it was a fairly radical concept, but railmotors and multiple-unit trains now carry almost all passengers on British railways.