Two proud British locomotives
Locos 44767 “George Stephenson” and 92214 “Cock o' The North” running on North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR).
44767 was built in 1947 for the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), a Stanier , 4-6-0 Black Five Class numbered 4767, renumbered by British Rail 44767, withdrawn in 1967. Named “George Stephenson”, preserved and run by NYMR.
92214 was built in1959, Class 9F, 2-10-0, withdrawn 1965. Preserved by Peak Railway Society in 1980, later moved to NYMR in 2010. Named “Cock o The North” in 2011. Taken over by the Great Central Railway in 2014 and renamed “Central Star”.
Tower Bridge jams in summer heat
Tower Bridge, London, jams when the metal expands in the summer heat on 2 July 1968. The bridge is closed for two hours while firefighters cool it down with their hoses. Seen here are men on board the Firebrace, training their hoses upwards towards the underside of the partially open bridge.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library
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Lascar Seamen at work and at rest, 1906
Series of Photographs showing Lascar seamen at work in the stokehole of a passenger liner (centre image) and at rest in the Home for Asiatic Seamen (bottom images). Lascar seamen were employed on many of the coal-fired steam-ships from Britain to India and Australia as they were well suited to the terrific heat from the stokeholes on these voyages.
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