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Garratt locomotive inside the Beyer Peacock works in Gorton, Manchester.

Garratt locomotive inside the Beyer Peacock works in Gorton, Manchester.

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L2540. Undoubtedly the most famous products that Beyer Peacock turned out were the Garratt type articulated locomotives. These machines were very popular in Africa and the Far East, although there were a few built for service here in Britain. They consisted of a boiler mounted between two sets of driving wheels and connected by flexible hoses, the result being a locomotive of great power that could negotiate tight bends. At the time of photography in 1925, this particular example was built for the London & North Eastern Railway and had the mighty wheel arrangement of 2-8-0+0-8-2. It was numbered 2395 in the LNER fleet and spent most of its working life on banking (assisting heavy trains up steep hills by pushing from the back) duties on the Worsborough incline.
Publisher
ContributorMuseum of Science & Industry in Manchester
Creatorcorporatename - Beyer Peacock & Company
Datecreation - circa 1925
TypeNegatives - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 310mm
dimension.W - 390mm
IdentifierIMG0041
SourceBeyer Peacock Collection - Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
LanguageEN
Relationpart of - Beyer Peacock Collection - Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
copy of - Glass Plate Negative
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Gorton, Manchester (O.S. Ref: 388200 397000)
Location.Current Repository - Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
point - circa 1925
RightsMuseum of Science & Industry in Manchester