Yesterday was spent at The National Railway Museum. Today we move on and to ensure overkill here are a few more images.
Stephensons Rocket...........This is the forerunner of all current steam locomotives. Her major innovations being the employment of a tubed boiler and the injection of the exhaust into the chimney. This is a replica built for the Science Museum in 1934.
Looks complex.......then I'm not a train driver...Sob! Know what some of them do so could, at a pinch, get it going. The large lever ctr. right is forward and reverse. the wee wood handled jobby at eleven o'clock from the above is the brake valve, left of this is the regulator-----faster/slower. The long thin stick ctr. left opens the fire doors. Allowing ones man to shovel coal into the firebox or to warm your feet on chilly mornings.
There are more and as I've said the museum holds enough material for several days happy wandering.
Off to Whitby later, truck packing and cleaning first Arrgh!!