The Age of Steam ...


Jan 2, 2011
I stuck these in here as they are piece of documentation to my way of thinking.
These are glass magic lantern slides, photographed by me on a light box.
I have no idea how old they are - late Victorian or early Edwardian I suppose; they were "in the family" as long as I can remember.
If one can date the newest locomotive, it will be possible to know at least the earliest they could possibly be.

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"La France," Paris Exhibition, 1900.

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"Lady of the Lake," International Exhibition, London, 1862.

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Four-Cylinder Compound Coal Engine.

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"King Edward VII," Type of Engine used to convey Royalty

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Two-Cylinder Express Engine "Precursor,", built 1904

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Four-Cylinder Compound Express Goods Locomotive.

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Six Wheels Coupled Side-Tank Passenger Engine.



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Paul, I believe that those are all London and North Western Railway company locomotives, the earliest would be "Lady of the Lake", a class introduced in 1859, the others somewhat later, say around 1880. I'm not sure of the livery used by the LNWR buit I believe they were predominantly black and whilst many of them bear some form of crest they have no other company logos on them, so are they perhaps photographs actually taken in the works (Crewe?) where they were built and are actually finished in shades of grey which were perhaps easier to photograph than a black engine.



Jan 2, 2011
Um, well the only processing I did was to crop them, which of course chopped off all the information on the slides that Barrie has so carefully researched :redface:

Here's a snap of one of the slides "in hand" ...

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Jan 2, 2011
I've updated the original post to add the titles as given on the individual slides

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