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One of the First and One of the Last!
On the right is Beamish’s Puffing Billy replica the original built in 1813 and one of the first steam locomotives in the UK…. on the right is 9F Black Prince one of the very last steam locomotives to be built in the UK - North Norfolk Railway, 05/05/2012

What a comparison!
Nearly a 150 year difference in technology, and yet the principles behind them have not changed a bit! Fantastic!

One of the First and One of the Last!

On the right is Beamish’s Puffing Billy replica the original built in 1813 and one of the first steam locomotives in the UK…. on the right is 9F Black Prince one of the very last steam locomotives to be built in the UK - North Norfolk Railway, 05/05/2012

What a comparison!

Nearly a 150 year difference in technology, and yet the principles behind them have not changed a bit! Fantastic!

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Dieselised Black 5!
Black 5 45337 arrives into Weybourne. During the diesel gala weekend the engine sported a ‘dieselised livery’ with yellow panels at the front and rear along with the BR Double Arrow logo on it tender sides - all magnetic ‘stickers’, North Norfolk Railway 26/05/12

Yeah. On a Black 5, this ‘livery’ works. It would probably work on the Standard classes too…

Dieselised Black 5!

Black 5 45337 arrives into Weybourne. During the diesel gala weekend the engine sported a ‘dieselised livery’ with yellow panels at the front and rear along with the BR Double Arrow logo on it tender sides - all magnetic ‘stickers’, North Norfolk Railway 26/05/12

Yeah. On a Black 5, this ‘livery’ works. It would probably work on the Standard classes too…

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Dieselised Black 5!
Black 5 45337 heads away from Sheringham with a private dining train. During the diesel gala weekend the engine sported a ‘dieselised livery’ with yellow panels at the front and rear along with the BR Double Arrow logo on it tender sides - all magnetic ‘stickers’, North Norfolk Railway 26/05/12

Alright. It doesn’t look to bad on a Black 5, to say the least. I could never see this done on a GWR locomotive!

Dieselised Black 5!

Black 5 45337 heads away from Sheringham with a private dining train. During the diesel gala weekend the engine sported a ‘dieselised livery’ with yellow panels at the front and rear along with the BR Double Arrow logo on it tender sides - all magnetic ‘stickers’, North Norfolk Railway 26/05/12

Alright. It doesn’t look to bad on a Black 5, to say the least. I could never see this done on a GWR locomotive!

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Dieselised Black 5!
Black 5 45337 awaits departure from Sheringham with a private dining train. During the diesel gala weekend the engine sported a ‘dieselised livery’ with yellow panels at the front and rear along with the BR Double Arrow logo on it tender sides - all magnetic ‘stickers’, North Norfolk Railway 26/05/12

Not entirely sure how I feel about this… :/

Dieselised Black 5!

Black 5 45337 awaits departure from Sheringham with a private dining train. During the diesel gala weekend the engine sported a ‘dieselised livery’ with yellow panels at the front and rear along with the BR Double Arrow logo on it tender sides - all magnetic ‘stickers’, North Norfolk Railway 26/05/12

Not entirely sure how I feel about this… :/

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jamesthegill:

This photo makes me happy.
From Leon Daniels’ blog:

Last  night we carried out a test designed to demonstrate the feasibility of  running a steam locomotive on the London Underground for its 150th  anniversary in 2013. Locomotive Met no 1 and the Metropolitan first class ‘Jubilee’ coach 353  are currently being restored and fundraising is underway. Restoration  of both vehicles is progressing and the London Transport Museum is  overseeing both the fundraising and the restoration projects. To have a working steam locomotive on the Underground presents  significant challenges and last night after end own traffic a special  train undertook some proving runs. Beattie 30587 the steam locomotive  used. It is owned by the National Railway Museum and was built in 1874.  It was coupled to 1923 Metropolitan Electric loco ‘Sarah Siddons’ which  provided a viewing platform, and between two battery locomotives and  wagons carrying water and coal.

jamesthegill:

This photo makes me happy.

From Leon Daniels’ blog:

Last night we carried out a test designed to demonstrate the feasibility of running a steam locomotive on the London Underground for its 150th anniversary in 2013.

Locomotive Met no 1 and the Metropolitan first class ‘Jubilee’ coach 353 are currently being restored and fundraising is underway. Restoration of both vehicles is progressing and the London Transport Museum is overseeing both the fundraising and the restoration projects.

To have a working steam locomotive on the Underground presents significant challenges and last night after end own traffic a special train undertook some proving runs. Beattie 30587 the steam locomotive used. It is owned by the National Railway Museum and was built in 1874. It was coupled to 1923 Metropolitan Electric loco ‘Sarah Siddons’ which provided a viewing platform, and between two battery locomotives and wagons carrying water and coal.

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