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Severn Valley railway 3

On loan from the National Railway museum in York the Midland No1000 is, in my humble opinion, one of the most beautiful of Locomotives. Resplendent in the classic Midland Maroon this engine was built in 1902 as No 2631 and was built at Derby. Re-numbered No1000 in 1907 it was rebuilt in 1914 with a new superheated boiler. When withdrawn and marked for preservation it was restored to as close to its 1914 spec as possible and re-painted in Crimson Lake in 1959. In 1975 it was overhauled again and now carries its Midland Maroon livery.

Severn Valley railway 3

On loan from the National Railway museum in York the Midland No1000 is, in my humble opinion, one of the most beautiful of Locomotives. Resplendent in the classic Midland Maroon this engine was built in 1902 as No 2631 and was built at Derby. Re-numbered No1000 in 1907 it was rebuilt in 1914 with a new superheated boiler. When withdrawn and marked for preservation it was restored to as close to its 1914 spec as possible and re-painted in Crimson Lake in 1959. In 1975 it was overhauled again and now carries its Midland Maroon livery.

comments (8)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Apr 2011, 04:01
Yes...a leviathon of surpassing beauty, Bill.
Bill Phillips: I think we built some of the most beautiful of steam locomotives.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 9 Apr 2011, 07:38
very well kept, I love that
Bill Phillips: It is indeed Chantal
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Apr 2011, 08:15
These were sturdy & powerful beasts. I never saw one myself but I know from photographs that they would have been seen between Bristol & Birmingham. At Bath Green Park we had the inside cylinder version, the 2Ps
Bill Phillips: I have never seen one in action but I would love to
It does look a splendid beast Bill
Bill Phillips: What a steam locomotive should look like!
I agree Bill it is a magnificent locomotive. That Engine House at Highley is well worth a visit I felt.
Bill Phillips: It is indeed and we hope to be going again in May
  • DEBB
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Apr 2011, 15:07
I love steam engines, and all things steam powered - the sounds, the beauty of the age, the smell... I wish I'd taken a few more photos of the actual trains at the railway museum in buckinghamshire.
Great shot.
Bill Phillips: There are plenty of steam trains around the country so nothing to stop you getting to one with your camera!
Simply splendid this one, Bill.
A truly beautiful locomotive !!!
Bill Phillips: It is indeed Elsabe

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