British National Railway Museum
A highlight of my Air National Guard deployment to England in July 1987 was spending a day in York. I rode a train up from Peterborough, and after a walk around the top of the wall surrounding the city and visit to the York Minster, I then spent the rest of the day at the British National Railway Museum before catching a train back to Peterborough.
Now here's an ornately decorated locomotive.
London Midland & Scottish Railway #2700
Class 5F5P - Built 1926
Liverpool & Manchester 0-2-2 "The Rocket" replica. The original was built 1829; this replica in 1979.
0-4-0 Furness Railway #3
Looking across the indoor turntable at four beauties.
A highly-detailed large-scale model.
4-6-2 London & Northeastern #4468
Class A4, built 1938.
Shortly after completion, the "Mallard" set a world speed record for steam locomotives - 126 mph. The loco was retired in 1963.
Some early rolling stock.
British Rail 0-4-0 Diesel shunter #D2860
Built in 1961 with a Rolls Royce 170 hp engine, it is still used for switching duties at the Museum.
An overhead view of the main display area.
BR #D8000 was the first main-line Diesel locomotive to be delivered as part of the 1955 Modernization Plan. It has a 1000 hp V-8 engine.
Two old coaches