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Great Central Railway Class 8H, 0-8-4T, No. 1173.

Great Central Railway Class 8H, 0-8-4T, No. 1173.

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L3461. To handle the traffic from the South Yorkshire Coalfield more efficiently, the Great Central built a huge concentration yard at Wath, near Sheffield. The yard was built on the gravitation principle, where access to sidings was reached by passing over a hump. Wagons would be pushed over the hump, and would then roll down the other side into the correct sidings. To operate the yard, John G. Robinson designed a heavy 3-cylinder tank locomotive, classed 8H. The four members of the class were built by Beyer Peacock & Co. of Manchester in 1907(?) and were, at the time, the most powerful locomotives in Britain. This image is the official Beyer Peacock works photograph of 8H, No. 1173 - the locomotive being painted in grey for the purpose.
Publisher
ContributorMuseum of Science & Industry in Manchester
Creatorcorporatename - Beyer Peacock & Company
Datecreation - circa 1907
TypeNegatives - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 512 pixels
dimension.W - 768 pixels
IdentifierIMG0047
SourceBeyer Peacock Collection - Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - glass plate negative
part of - Beyer Peacock Collection - Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Gorton, Manchester (O.S. Ref: 388200 397000)
period - circa 1907
Location.Current Repository - Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
RightsMuseum of Science & Industry in Manchester