Great Central Railway class '8B' 4-4-2 'Atlantic' locomotive.

Great Central Railway, 8B class 4-4-2 'Atlantic' type locomotive, No. 1085. It was designed by GCR Chief Mechanical Engineer John G. Robinson and was one of a batch of five built for the company by the North British Locomotive Co. of Glasgow. It was painted in the Great Central's passenger livery of green with vermilion wheel splashers and frames. These handsome locomotives were affectionately known as 'Jersey Lilies' after Lily Langtry. The date and station location of this photograph are unknown. Note the Great Central Railway coat of arms on the wheel splashers.

Digital Reference: L1102
Creator: Newton, S. W. A. - circa 1910
Publisher: Leicestershire County Council
Type: Black and White
Format: 125mm, 161mm
Copyright: Leicestershire County Council
Source: S. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland (part of S. W. A. Newton Collection)
Identifier: Newton - Negative A11096