Transport

  • GWR Broad Gauge "Firefly"

    Image ID
    FOT1232637
    Caption
    GWR Broad Gauge "Firefly"
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Ian Lewis
    Dimensions
    5000 x 4249 px
    Keywords
    Firefly, Firefly Class, locomotive, Great Western Railway, GWR, Brunel, Daniel Gooch, railway, broad gauge, historic, heritage, history, transport, travel, train, rail travel, Victorian, reproduction, steam, steam travel, historic steam, tourism,...
    Description
    The Firefly class of locomotive was designed by Daniel Gooch for the Great Western Railway and saw service between 1840 and 1879. They were broad gauge locomotives running on rails 7ft 1/4 inch wide (ie 2140mm), a gauge peculiar to the GWR in the 1800s....
  • Pannier Tank Engine 3738

    Image ID
    FOT1153995
    Caption
    Pannier Tank Engine 3738
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Ian Lewis
    Dimensions
    3711 x 3090 px
    Keywords
    Locomotive; tank engine; pannier tank engine; Great Western Railway; GWR; steam; steam engine; smoke; 3738; carriages; shunting; hauling; railway preserved; transport; goods; freight; branch line; Swindon; Collett; Didcot; leisure; Didcot Rail Centre;...
    Description
    Pannier tank engine 3738 in its black Great Western Railway livery, hauling passenger coaches on branch line duties at the Didcot Rail Centre. This locomotive, designed by Collett, was built at the GWR Swindon works in 1937.
  • Waiting at the Station

    Image ID
    FOT1154461
    Caption
    Waiting at the Station
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Ian Lewis
    Dimensions
    3957 x 3241 px
    Keywords
    Station; branch line; Great Western Railway; platform; shelter; engine; locomotive; steam tank engine; pannier tank engine; steam; smoke; funnel; buffers; carriages; coaches; shiny; black; passengers; transport; commuters; holidays; countryside;...
    Description
    Great Western Railway pannier tank engine 3738 at a branch line platform. This locomotive was built at the GWR works at Swindon in 1937 and was assigned to the Old Oak Common depot. After being sent to Barry (S Wales) for scrapping, it was acquired by...
  • Building Up Steam

    Image ID
    FOT1154467
    Caption
    Building Up Steam
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Ian Lewis
    Dimensions
    4840 x 3240 px
    Keywords
    Locomotive; steam; engine; tank engine; pannier tank engine; Great Western Railway; GWR; engine sheds; smoke; steam; preparing; firebox; cab; funnel; wheels; connecting rods; buffers; water tank; railway; rails; transport; goods; freight; passengers;...
    Description
    Great Western Railway (GWR) pannier tank engine 57xx class no 3738 building up steam in preparation for a day's work. This locomotive was designed by Collett and built at the GWR Swindon works in 1937. It was assigned to the Old Oak Common depot....
  • Sailing Barge at Portsmouth

    Image ID
    FOT1165772
    Caption
    Sailing Barge at Portsmouth
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Ian Lewis
    Dimensions
    3000 x 4946 px
    Keywords
    Sailing barge; Portsmouth; Hampshire; England; UK; Spithead; harbour; sea; Isle of Wight; ferry; boat; vessel; sea-going vessel; sailing; transport; sea transport; sails; cargo boat; working boat; wooden boat; mast; calm; clouds; crew
    Description
    A sailing barge heading into Portsmouth Harbour on a calm summer late afternoon. It is sailing along Spithead and the Isle of Wight can be seen in the background together with the ferry from Portsmouth and a number of yachts near Cowes.
  • Travelling Post Office Collecting Mail

    Image ID
    FOT1165773
    Caption
    Travelling Post Office Collecting Mail
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Ian Lewis
    Dimensions
    4798 x 3240 px
    Keywords
    Travelling Post Office; TPO; railway; Great Western Railway; train; carriage; mail; mail bags; gantry; catching; speed; Didcot Rail Centre; Oxfordshire; England; UK; reconstruction; demonstration
    Description
    A Great Western Railway travelling post office (TPO) scooping up mail bags from a gantry whilst travelling at speed. This was captured during a demonstration of the process at the Didcot Rail Centre in Oxfordshire
  • King Edward II Hauling The Mail

    Image ID
    FOT1232638
    Caption
    King Edward II Hauling The Mail
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Ian Lewis
    Dimensions
    5164 x 4080 px
    Keywords
    KIng Edward 2, locomotive, steam, railway, Great Western Railway, GWR, Didcot Rail Centre, Oxfordshire, England, UK, restoration, heritage, industrial heritage, transport, passenger transport, railways, visits, family, travel, holidays, vacations, blue
    Description
    In its Royal Blue livery, "King" class "King Edward II with travelling post office at the GWR Centre at Didcot, Oxfordshire. This magnificent locomotive was built at the Great Western Railway Swindon works in 1930, it spent its whole time...
  • GWR Saddle Tank 1340 "Trojan"

    Image ID
    FOT1232639
    Caption
    GWR Saddle Tank 1340 "Trojan"
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Ian Lewis
    Dimensions
    5200 x 3481 px
    Keywords
    locomotive, tank engine, saddle tank engine, Didcot, Oxfordshire, England, UK, Avonside Engine Co, Victorian, engineering, transport, goods, freight, haulage, shunting, working, Trojan, 1340, heritage, historical, industrial, docks, colliery, steam,...
    Description
    Saddle Tank locomotive 1340 "Trojan" hard at work hauling a mixture of wagons. It was made at the Avonside Engine Co. in 1897, originally for work in the South Wales docks. Towards the end of its working life it was sold to a Midlands...
  • GWR Saddle Tank "Trojan"

    Image ID
    FOT1232640
    Caption
    GWR Saddle Tank "Trojan"
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Photographer
    Ian Lewis
    Dimensions
    2557 x 3222 px
    Keywords
    Locomotive, engine, steam engine, steam locomotive, steam, 1340, Great Western Railway, 1897, Avonside Engine Co, docks, colliery, GWR, saddle tank, tank engine, Trojan, railway, shunting, goods, preserved, heritage, industrial heritage, industry,...
    Description
    Great Western Railway saddle tank 1340 Trojan at the Didcot Rail Centre, Oxfordshire. This locomotive was built by the Avonside Engine Company in 1897, largely seeing service in the South Wales docks. It was finally sold to a Midlands colliery before...