The Railway Museum is not in Lincolnshire, but No.1 son Michael & I crossed the border into Yorkshire to see the fine exhibits there.
The Grand Hall is where all the loco's are on display and there's also a turntable which is used to move them into their sidings which are arrayed around it, rather like the numbers on a dart board.
The lighting is "challenging" to say the least, quite subdued and being sodium lamps it played havoc with the WB on our cameras. I tried correcting it but decided I liked the warm cast so I only made a small correction. However, the very last image, of 4468 Mallard, showed it as a distinct green colour which is of course all wrong so I corrected that one.
The Great Hall was quite crowded so I decided to take a few "detail" shots to avoid getting people in the images.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE 1ST IMAGE TO SEE THEM ALL LARGE.
This is a cut away of the boiler section showing all the pipes to turn water into steam.
The museum engineers did a fine job of this with all the relevant parts numbered to allow
visitors to read on the display board alongside what each part was for.
|A bearing hub for one of the connecting rods.|
|This was a favourite detail shot for me as the engineer's marks can be clearly seen.|
|KF7 is a locomotive from the Chinese Railway.|
|Some locomotives in their "sidings" arrayed around the turntable.|
|A Great Western Railway Loco.|
|A Great Northern Railway Loco on the turntable.|
|Two more images of KF7.|
|An Art Deco styled "Streamliner" Loco from the LMS Company.|
|The view from the pedestrian bridge.|
|Detail from a Japanese "Bullet" Loco. It was too busy to get a general view of this one.|
|A Eurostar Locomotive.|