The Great Hall.
The Great Hall is the centerpiece of the Railway museum and it's where all the locomotives are housed
and has a turntable set up with many loco's arrayed around it.
|9220 "Evening Star". Built at Swindon in 1960, it was the last steam locomotive|
to be built by British Rail.
|A very impressive loco but it was this array of copper pipework that attracted me.|
|Someone has the job of keeping it all nice and shiny!|
|The Japanese "Bullet Train", it's correct name is the "Shinkansen.|
|The "Bullet" was quite impressive as a modern design but didn't really appeal to me.|
This headlamp detail was all that I found to photograph.
|Lots to see in The Great Hall other than just loco's.|
|A wrought iron footbridge in the middle of the hall, beautifully restored.|
|A general view of the hall from the bridge.|
|My son Michael waiting for me at the bottom of the bridge.|
|In the workshop they were restoring the "Flying Scotsman". It was in a sorry state but will hopefully soon be back in all it's glory.|
|My research says it has had several numbers during it's service but of course it's only the famous|
name that matters.