During the school holidays the National Railway museum demonstrated, twice a day, how a turntable worked. They used one of the most beautiful locomotives ever designed , a Stirling 8 foot single. ... (more)
The Great Northern Railway steam locomotive No 1 seen here on the turntable of the NRM in York has been designed by Patrick Stirling and has been built at Doncaster in 1870. The locomotive has bee... (more)
Great Northern Railway 4-2-2 No.1, the famous Stirling single-wheeler, stands on the turntable at the National Railway Museum at York, while other locos are on display around her.
Built in 1985 for the celebration of 150yrs of the GWR replica of Brunel's broad gauge locomotive "Iron Duke". Note the standard gauge track within the broad gauge setup.
The first of the 8ft singles designed by Patrick Stirling for the Great Northern Railway was restored to working order for a short period in 1982 and is seen with a Loughborough to Rothley train o... (more)
A close up of the immense 8' 1" single driving wheel of GNR no. 1 at The National Railway Museum, York. You can clearly see the builder's plate dated 1870. Click more)
The absolutely beautiful Great Northern Railway No. 1 on display at The National Railway Museum, York. The loco is probably the peak of British locomotive builder's obsession with form over functi... (more)