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Great Central Railway Class 8B, 4-4-2 'Atlantic', No. 266.

Great Central Railway Class 8B, 4-4-2 'Atlantic', No. 266.

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L3492. Great Central Railway, 8B class 4-4-2 'Atlantic' type locomotive, No. 266. It was designed by GCR Chief Mechanical Engineer John G. Robinson in 1903 and was one of a batch built for the company by Beyer Peacock & Co. of Manchester. For the photograph, the locomotive was painted in a modified version of the Great Central's passenger livery, with grey (better for photography) replacing the usual green with vermilion wheel splashers and frames. These handsome locomotives were affectionately known as 'Jersey Lilies' after Lily Langtry.
Publisher
ContributorMuseum of Science & Industry in Manchester
Creatorcorporatename - Beyer Peacock & Company
Datecreation - circa 1903
TypeNegatives - Black & White
Formatdimension.H - 512 pixels
dimension.W - 768 pixels
IdentifierIMG0050
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 1903
Location.Current Repository - Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
RightsMuseum of Science & Industry in Manchester