4-4-0 Express locomotive in a cutting near Birstall

This quite magnificent photograph is thought to have been taken around 1905 near Birstall, Leicester. Running at speed along the cutting is a Robinson designed 4-4-0 Class 11B main line passenger engine of 1901. The brick arch bridge, the plume of white steam and the engine's graceful curves all combine to make this a picture postcard image from the golden age of railway travel. See on Route Map

Digital Reference: L2361
Creator: Newton, S. W. A. - circa 1905
Contributor: Leicestershire County Council
Type: Black and white
Format: 116mm, 163mm
Copyright: Leicestershire County Council
Source: S. W. A. Newton Collection - Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland (copy of glass plate negative, part of S. W. A. Newton Collection)
Identifier: Newton - V 5/6
OS Reference: 458700 308500