North Eastern Railway 2-4-0 No. 910
Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, UK
Location: Stainmore Railway
Status: Display
Photo Album
Here is the photo album for North Eastern Railway No. 910, a 2-4-0 located in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria. If you would like to suggest additional photos for this album, please click here.
On display standing at the former east bound platform at Kirkby Stephen East station. This former express passenger loco of the 1870s is the last survivor of the class which, in its later years, worked the difficult trans-Pennine line from Kirkby Stephen over Stainmore to Darlington.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
Towed by 4472 'Flying Scotsman' passing Heighington on 31st August 1975 in the Cavalcade of Locomotives marking the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the Stockton & Darlington Railway.
Photo Copyright © Dale W Fickés
On June 11th 1977 this North Eastern Railway express locomotive re-visited York station in a rare appearance on the main line that it worked so often in it's heyday. Pure history.
Photo Copyright © Dale W Fickés
The simple footplate of this loco, designed by the North Eastern's Chief Mechanical Engineer, Edward Fletcher for express passenger work, the first being introduced in 1872. In later years they worked the line from Darlington over Stainmore summit. The cab doesn't offer much weather protection for such work. They were tough in those days!
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
A look between the frames shows the slide bars either side of the valve spindles. The steam chest lies between the two cylinders in typical inside cylinder practice. Part of the Stephenson link valve gear is also visible.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
In this second view between the frames we see more of the Stephenson link valve gear. Notice how the frame stretcher is made to allow the connecting rods and valve gear to pass through, as well as supporting the slide bars.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck