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Engines: The Powerhouses Behind Transportation and Innovation LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station

Background imageEngines Collection: LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey
Built by the London County Council (LCC) and opened in 1928, Dockhead fire station replaced two older Bermondsey fire stations that were closed down

Background imageEngines Collection: Passenger Plane Imperial

Passenger Plane Imperial
An Armstrong Whitworth Ensign of Imperial Airways takes off: it has the same Dunlop tyres as the smart red motor car on the ground

Background imageEngines Collection: Halifax Bomber Halifax Bomber

Halifax Bomber Halifax Bomber
Halifax Bomber - Handley Page Long-range Bomber. One of the most formidable in the World. Four Rolls-Royce Merlin Engines. Four-gun Bolton Paul Rear Turret. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageEngines Collection: Canadian Pacific freight train locomotive at Banff station, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies

Canadian Pacific freight train locomotive at Banff station, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada, North America

Background imageEngines Collection: Steam train on Bluebell Railway, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Steam train on Bluebell Railway, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageEngines Collection: Steam train pulls out of Berwyn station on the Llangollen Heritage Railway

Steam train pulls out of Berwyn station on the Llangollen Heritage Railway, Dee Valley, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageEngines Collection: Durango and Silverton vintage steam engine, Hermosa, Colorado, United States of America

Durango and Silverton vintage steam engine, Hermosa, Colorado, United States of America, North America

Background imageEngines Collection: Chris Reynolds Victorian fire engine cartoon

Chris Reynolds Victorian fire engine cartoon
Chris Reynolds was a fireman at Paddington fire station and a talented cartoon artist. He produced a series of LFB/MFB cartoons of which this is one

Background imageEngines Collection: Lancaster Bombers ready to take off, 1942

Lancaster Bombers ready to take off, 1942
Photograph of an Avro Lancaster heavy bomber at a British airfield, ready to take off, somewhere in England, 1942. Although the engines are already running

Background imageEngines Collection: LCC-LFB Tooley Street fire station and its crews

LCC-LFB Tooley Street fire station and its crews
Built in 1879, and located at 165 Tooley Street, this station remained operational until 1928 when the new Dockhead fire station was opened and the engines and crews transferred there

Background imageEngines Collection: GLC-LFB Dennis diesel Compact Pump

GLC-LFB Dennis diesel Compact Pump
Introduced into London in the mid-1970s, this narrow wheel base pump was not a dual purpose fire engine. It could only carry an extension ladder and not the 50 foot wheeled escape

Background imageEngines Collection: The Engine Room at the Clement-Talbot Motor Works, London

The Engine Room at the Clement-Talbot Motor Works, London
The Engine Room at the Clement-Talbot Motor Works, Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington, London, alongside the Great Western Railway line and between Wormwood Scrubs

Background imageEngines Collection: Diagram of Ariane 5 rocket, side view

Diagram of Ariane 5 rocket, side view

Background imageEngines Collection: New Paddington Fire Station, West London

New Paddington Fire Station, West London

Background imageEngines Collection: LFCDA-LFB Leyton fire station

LFCDA-LFB Leyton fire station
The fire station at Leyton, located at 90b Church Road, London E10

Background imageEngines Collection: GNR Stirling Single Locomotive

GNR Stirling Single Locomotive
GNR Stirling Single locomotive no.5, 1891 Date: 1891

Background imageEngines Collection: Dartmouth and Paignton Railway, Kingswear Station, Dartmouth, Devon, England

Dartmouth and Paignton Railway, Kingswear Station, Dartmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageEngines Collection: Advert, Gaskell & Chambers Ltd, Bar Fitters

Advert, Gaskell & Chambers Ltd, Bar Fitters
Advert for Gaskell & Chambers Ltd (incorporated with Yates & Greenways), Bar Fitters, Manufacturers of Beer Engines and Hotel Bar Requisites, Counters, Back Fittings, Seating

Background imageEngines Collection: Poster design, Bristol Aeroplane Co Ltd

Poster design, Bristol Aeroplane Co Ltd
Poster design for the Bristol Aeroplane Co Ltd of Filton, Bristol, advertising Bristol Aircraft and air-cooled engines. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageEngines Collection: Multi service emergency vehicles

Multi service emergency vehicles and their personnel

Background imageEngines Collection: GLC-LFB Deptford fire station, Evelyn Street, Deptford

GLC-LFB Deptford fire station, Evelyn Street, Deptford
Deptford fire station was one of the last stations built for the London County Councils Metropolitan Fire Brigade and was opened in 1904

Background imageEngines Collection: GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump fire engine

GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump fire engine
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageEngines Collection: LCC-LFB Shoreditch fire station, Hackney

LCC-LFB Shoreditch fire station, Hackney
Built in 1895, station B27, Shoreditch fire station, was located at 140 Tabernacle Street, near Old Street. The stations pump

Background imageEngines Collection: Bedford Heavy Unit in the NFS (London Region)

Bedford Heavy Unit in the NFS (London Region)
About 1000 of the pumps were built on a Bedford chassis and most were capable of pumping water at 700 gallons per minute. Here a heavy unit and crew are undertaking hose drills at Lambeth

Background imageEngines Collection: Shinkansen (Bullet) train arriving at Kokura station, Kyushu, Japan, Asia

Shinkansen (Bullet) train arriving at Kokura station, Kyushu, Japan, Asia

Background imageEngines Collection: Finchleys Zwicky Fire Engine

Finchleys Zwicky Fire Engine
Finchleys engine - a " Zwicky" built in Tottenhams council works around 1907 by Jean Zwicky who also designed it

Background imageEngines Collection: Firefighters on parade in front of their appliance

Firefighters on parade in front of their appliance during a visit by Queen Elizabeth II to the Headquarters of the London Fire Brigade, Lambeth

Background imageEngines Collection: LCC-LFB Dual purpose pump escape at Lambeth HQ

LCC-LFB Dual purpose pump escape at Lambeth HQ
A Dennis F7 pump escape at Lambeth HQ, a classic postwar fire engine newly in service in London. It was powered by a 150 bhp 5.7 litre Rolls-Royce engine and served initially at Lambeth Fire Station

Background imageEngines Collection: LCC-LFB Fire display at Brigade HQ Southwark

LCC-LFB Fire display at Brigade HQ Southwark
The London Fire Brigade encouraged, for very many years, a good public image by opening its doors to the public to special fire brigade displays

Background imageEngines Collection: LCC-LFB Cannon Street fire station, City of London

LCC-LFB Cannon Street fire station, City of London
Cannon Street fire station was opened in 1906. Seen here are its three appliances on the station forecourt. Fire brigade horses had now been replaced by motorised fire appliances

Background imageEngines Collection: LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders

LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders
The 1990s saw a new breed of fire rescue tenders, large and small, introduced into the London Fire Brigade. The heavy rescue unit carried a comprehensive range of cutting and spreading equipment

Background imageEngines Collection: Firefighters at the scene of a fire, Wildcroft Manor

Firefighters at the scene of a fire, Wildcroft Manor
Firefighters at the scene of a fire at Wildcroft Manor, Putney Heath, SW London

Background imageEngines Collection: LCC-LFB Dennis motorised Hatfield fire engine

LCC-LFB Dennis motorised Hatfield fire engine
LCC-London Fire Brigade, Dennis motorised Hatfield fire engine with crew

Background imageEngines Collection: LCC-LFB Bishopsgate fire station, City of London

LCC-LFB Bishopsgate fire station, City of London
Bishopsgate fire station, located at 162 Bishopsgate, City of London, 10 July 1904, showing the combination of horse drawn and mechanised fire engines

Background imageEngines Collection: NFS 60ft hand-operated turntable ladder, WW2

NFS 60ft hand-operated turntable ladder, WW2
An Austin K4-Merryweather 60 foot hand-operated turntable ladder (TL). A total of 50 such appliances were built and mounted on Austin K4 chassis for the Home Office between 1942 and 1943

Background imageEngines Collection: Railway Air Services Poster

Railway Air Services Poster
Railway Air Services (RAS) Poster, serving Plymouth, Teignmouth, Cardiff, Birmingham and Liverpool, Cowes (Isle of Wight), Southampton, Bristol and Birmingham, London (Croydon) and Isle of Wight

Background imageEngines Collection: Cuba - First Pan American Airways service

Cuba - First Pan American Airways service
Cuba - The First Pan American Airways (PAN-AM) service between Key West, United States and Havana, Cuba in October 1927. Pan American Airways was founded by Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney

Background imageEngines Collection: Thrust SSC British

Thrust SSC British

Background imageEngines Collection: 1st Petrol Fire-Engine

1st Petrol Fire-Engine
A combination fire-fighting engine, with chemical fire extinguishing apparatus and a fire-escape ladder. This model was the first petrol motor fire-engine in the world

Background imageEngines Collection: Wellington Bomber Wellington Bomber

Wellington Bomber Wellington Bomber
Wellington Bomber - One of Britains most famous long-range Bombers. Bristol Pegasus 1, 000 H.P. Engines. 265mph. Range - 3, 200 miles. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageEngines Collection: 1st Aeronautical Exhibition - Crystal Palace 1868

1st Aeronautical Exhibition - Crystal Palace 1868
The first Aeronautical Exhibition, Crystal Palace, 1868, showing the Stringfellow Triplane model and other exhibits. Altogether no fewer than 77 exhibits were collected together, including engines

Background imageEngines Collection: Turnout of vehicles from Lambeth HQ

Turnout of vehicles from Lambeth HQ, with the River Thames and Houses of Parliament in the background

Background imageEngines Collection: 18th century fire engines

18th century fire engines
Various early fire engines and firefighting equipment from the 18th century Date: 18th century

Background imageEngines Collection: LCC-LFB enclosed pump at Lambeth fire station

LCC-LFB enclosed pump at Lambeth fire station
Pictured at Brigade Headquarters, Lambeth SE1, an example of an 1930 enclosed London pump with carried breathing apparatus

Background imageEngines Collection: LCC-LFB Euston fire station

LCC-LFB Euston fire station
Opened in 1902, and originally only having two engine bays, Euston fire stations appliances and crews pose for a photograph by the extended five bay station on its forecourt in the Euston Road

Background imageEngines Collection: Princess Diana, William and Harry meeting firefighters

Princess Diana, William and Harry meeting firefighters
Princess Diana and her sons, Princes William and Harry, meeting firefighters at the The Blitz Remembered Service at St Pauls Cathedral, London, on 25 October 1990

Background imageEngines Collection: LCC-MFB Shadwell fire station, East London

LCC-MFB Shadwell fire station, East London
Opened in 1881, Shadwell fire station was located at 9 Glamis Road, Wapping. Seen here are the firemen posing with their two horse drawn escape carts

Background imageEngines Collection: LCC-LFB Kennington fire station, Lambeth

LCC-LFB Kennington fire station, Lambeth
Built by the London County Council, Kennington fire station was located in Renfrew Road, Lower Kennington, South London. Seen here are its horse drawn escape ladder



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Engines: The Powerhouses Behind Transportation and Innovation LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey: Witness the roaring engines of firefighting machines as they race to save lives and protect communities. Canadian Pacific freight train locomotive at Banff station, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada: Behold the mighty engine that effortlessly pulls tons of cargo through breathtaking landscapes in this engineering marvel. Passenger Plane Imperial: Trust in the powerful engines that propel these magnificent birds through the sky, connecting people across continents with their unwavering strength. Steam train pulls out of Berwyn station on the Llangollen Heritage Railway: Step back in time and feel the nostalgic chug-chug of a steam engine as it embarks on a scenic journey through picturesque countryside. The Engine Room at the Clement-Talbot Motor Works, London: Explore where automotive dreams come alive; witness skilled craftsmen meticulously assembling engines that will power future adventures on four wheels. Diagram of Ariane 5 rocket, side view: Unveil the intricate complexity behind space exploration as you delve into an illustration showcasing cutting-edge rocket engines propelling humanity towards new frontiers. Steam train on Bluebell Railway, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, England: Immerse yourself in history aboard a beautifully restored steam locomotive—a testament to human ingenuity and perseverance throughout generations. New Paddington Fire Station, West London: Marvel at modern fire engines standing ready for action—symbols of protection and bravery serving our communities day and night. Bedford Heavy Unit in NFS (London Region): Reflect upon wartime heroes who relied on robust fire truck engines during times when courage was tested amidst chaos—an emblematic tribute to resilience under pressure. Durango and Silverton vintage steam engine, Hermosa Colorado USA: Experience an unforgettable ride aboard a classic steam-powered locomotive, relishing the nostalgic sights and sounds of a bygone era.