Friday 10 November 2017

The National Railway Museum at York. (Set 1 of 2) "The Grand Hall".

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.


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.

4468 "Mallard", still holds the World Record for a steam hauled train at 126mph.  It's an A4
4-6-2 Pacific class locomotive designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and built at Doncaster in 1938.
It was operated by the London North Eastern Railway Company and is one of the world's
most famous locomotives.

Above info gathered from Wikipedia, I am not a railway anorak!!

EM5ii with 9-18mm Olympus Zuiko Lens.

(Except the Mallard which was taken hand held with a 14-60mm Leica lens.)

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