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Steam Train Collection

Embark on a journey through time and marvel at the majestic steam train as it conquers the Snowdon Mountain Railway in the breathtaking Snowdonia National Park

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Simplon-Orient-Express, Londres-le Caire, c. 1930

Simplon-Orient-Express, Londres-le Caire, c. 1930. Private Collection

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Steam train on the Swanage Railway, Corfe Castle, Dorset, England, UK

Steam train on the Swanage Railway, Corfe Castle, Dorset, England, UK

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Union Pacific Class Steam Locomotive 4-8-8-4 Wheel arrangement Big Boy Class

Union Pacific Class Steam Locomotive 4-8-8-4 Wheel arrangement Big Boy Class Designation First of type built in 1941 for freight service. Locomotive and string of PFE cars in Echo Canyon Utah

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Poster produced for British Railways (BR), showing a railway worker manually operating

Poster produced for British Railways (BR), showing a railway worker manually operating the signals in the Greenwood signal box, New Barnet, London

Background imageSteam Train Collection: UK, Scotland, Highlands, Jacobite Steam Train crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct

UK, Scotland, Highlands, Jacobite Steam Train crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Snowdon Mountain Railway train and the Llanberis path, Snowdon, Snowdonia National Park

Snowdon Mountain Railway train and the Llanberis path, Snowdon, Snowdonia National Park, Gwynedd, Wales; United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Freight train on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, by Selwyn Pearce-Higgins

Freight train on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, by Selwyn Pearce-Higgins. This narrow gauge railway line was opened in 1903

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Steam train on the Heritage Poppy Line from Sheringham to Holt, with Weybourne Mill in background

Steam train on the Heritage Poppy Line from Sheringham to Holt, with Weybourne Mill in background, Norfolk, UK, April

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Industrial Revolution in the 1800s

Industrial Revolution in the 1800s - scanned 1878 engraving

Background imageSteam Train Collection: On Sunday 3rd July 1938, Mallard raced past Little Bytham at 123 mph (198 kmh), then

On Sunday 3rd July 1938, Mallard raced past Little Bytham at 123 mph (198 kmh), then over the next 1and a quarter miles (2 km) its speed rose until for one quarter mile (0.4 km)

Background imageSteam Train Collection: The Jacobite, Fort William to Mallaig railway, Loch Eil, Lochaber, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

The Jacobite, Fort William to Mallaig railway, Loch Eil, Lochaber, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Wharncliffe Viaduct Hanwell

Wharncliffe Viaduct Hanwell

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Train on North York Moors Railway, Goathland, North Yorkshire, England

Train on North York Moors Railway, Goathland, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Old fashioned steam train locomotive

Old fashioned steam train locomotive
Vintage engraving the plasn and diagram of an old fashioned steam train locomotive, the Bogie and radial tank engine by Neilson and Company of Gaslgow

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Pump Governor - Westinghouse Air Brake

Pump Governor - Westinghouse Air Brake
Today, the air brake is the standard, fail-safe train brake used by railways worldwide. Early train brakes were hand operated and largely ineffective

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Poster advertising the Orient Express, 1888

Poster advertising the Orient Express, 1888. Private Collection

Background imageSteam Train Collection: The first Tay Bridge from the south, Scotland, 1900

The first Tay Bridge from the south, Scotland, 1900. Illustration from The Life and Times of Queen Victoria by Robert Wilson, Volume IV, (Cassell and Company, London, Paris, New York, Melbourne, 1900)

Background imageSteam Train Collection: GWR Iron Duke Class Steam Locomotive

GWR Iron Duke Class Steam Locomotive
Vintage engraving of a GWR Iron Duke Class Steam Locomotive. The Great Western Railway Iron Duke Class 4-2-2 was a class of broad gauge steam locomotives for express passenger train work

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Trevithicks Railway

Trevithicks Railway
Richard Trevithicks London Railway and Locomotive at Euston Square, run as an entertainment before the potential of his new high pressure steam engine became fully realised

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Hudson Steam Loco

Hudson Steam Loco
A streamlined 4-6-4 Hudson steam locomotive of the New York Central Railroad. Designed by Henry Dreyfuss and built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO), the engines were introduced in 1938

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Silver Link Locomotive

Silver Link Locomotive
The new LNER Class A4 2509 Silver Link steam locomotive, 16th September 1935. The streamlined locomotive will pull the Silver Jubilee express between London and Newcastle

Background imageSteam Train Collection: The last Flying Scotsman run to Edinburgh

The last Flying Scotsman run to Edinburgh. The Flying Scotsman steam locomotive sets off from Kings Cross Station, London to attempt a non-stop run to Edinburgh

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Lynton Barnstaple. 1935

Lynton Barnstaple. 1935

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Albany & Buffalo Railroad schedule, 1843

Albany & Buffalo Railroad schedule, 1843
Albany & Buffalo Railroad timetable, showing fares and routes, 1843. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century printed piece

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Non-Stop Scotsman

Non-Stop Scotsman
11th May 1928: The 150 ton LNER Pacific class locomotive Flying Scotsman, pulling the train of the same name, leaving Kings Cross Station in London on its first non-stop run to Edinburgh

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Sankey Viaduct

Sankey Viaduct
A view of Sankey Viaduct on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway line, 1831. Engraving by H. Pyall after T. Bury (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Crewe Station started service on 4 July 1837 with the opening of the Grand Junction Railway

Crewe Station started service on 4 July 1837 with the opening of the Grand Junction Railway. The purpose of this railway was to link the four largest cities of England by joining the existing

Background imageSteam Train Collection: The Britannia and express locomotive British Rail

The Britannia and express locomotive British Rail

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Rain, Steam and Speed - 1844 Great Western Railway by Turner National Gallery Joseph

Rain, Steam and Speed - 1844 Great Western Railway by Turner National Gallery Joseph Mallord William Turner (born in Covent Garden, London on April 23, 1775 (exact date disputed), died December 19

Background imageSteam Train Collection: The Flying Scotsman leaving Kings Cross on the first non stop run to Edinburgh May

The Flying Scotsman leaving Kings Cross on the first non stop run to Edinburgh May 1st 1928 vintage stills archive picture library stock photographic

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Crewe Station started service on 4 July 1837 with the opening of the Grand Junction Railway

Crewe Station started service on 4 July 1837 with the opening of the Grand Junction Railway. The purpose of this railway was to link the four largest cities of England by joining the existing

Background imageSteam Train Collection: blue, british, history, horizontal, locomotive, mallard, no people, public transport

blue, british, history, horizontal, locomotive, mallard, no people, public transport, side view, smoke, steam train, studio shot, train, transportation, watercolour painting, white background

Background imageSteam Train Collection: The Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman
1929: The locomotive engine the Flying Scotsman leaving Kings Cross Station, London, for its 392-mile run to Scotland. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Train Collection: The New Great Western Railway Engine Caerphilly Castle on the occasion of demonstration

The New Great Western Railway Engine Caerphilly Castle on the occasion of demonstration
The New Great Western Railway Engine " Caerphilly Castle" on the occasion of demonstration of the New Automatic Train Control - 16 March 1931 ? TopFoto

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Testing electrified railway lines by steam train in Swanley, Kent. 1938

Testing electrified railway lines by steam train in Swanley, Kent. 1938

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Stephensons Rocket - the 1st steam locomotive

Stephensons Rocket - the 1st steam locomotive
George Stephensons " Rocket", which was one of the first travelling steam locomotives invented. Stephenson was an English inventor who was born in 1781 and died in 1848

Background imageSteam Train Collection: A steam locomotive at Darnholme on the North Yorkshire Railway line travelling

A steam locomotive at Darnholme on the North Yorkshire Railway line travelling from Whitby to Pickering, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Steam Train

Steam Train
11th June 1968: A miniature New York and Central Hudson locomotive. (Photo by Ted West/Central Press/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Travelling on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Planet

Travelling on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Planet

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Steam train

Steam train, Durango & Silverton Railroad, Silverton, Colorado, USA

Background imageSteam Train Collection: The Kingston Flyer steam train

The Kingston Flyer steam train, South Island, New Zealand, Pacific

Background imageSteam Train Collection: The Forth Bridge

The Forth Bridge
circa 1927: A train going over the Forth Bridge. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Background imageSteam Train Collection: General Sherman

General Sherman
circa 1865: No.1, the Union Pacific Railways first locomotive, otherwise known as the General Sherman, brought to Omaha by steamboat from St Louis on 8th June 1865

Background imageSteam Train Collection: South Devon Railway Leopard class Saddle Tank Engine

South Devon Railway Leopard class Saddle Tank Engine
Vintage engraving of Lance a South Devon Railway Leopard class Saddle Tank Engine. Lance (1875 to 1892) GWR no. 2130, it was one of two locomotives kept working at Swindon railway works for shunting

Background imageSteam Train Collection: New Golden Arrow Loco

New Golden Arrow Loco
The locomotive William Shakespeare at Victoria Station, London, before entering service on the Golden Arrow route from London to Dover for the channel crossing, 11th October 1951

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Working shaft in the Kilsby Tunnel 8 July 1937 The tunnel is located near the village

Working shaft in the Kilsby Tunnel 8 July 1937 The tunnel is located near the village of Kilsby in Northamptonshire and opened in 1838 as a part of the London and Birmingham Railway

Background imageSteam Train Collection: Mohawk and Hudson Railroad, 1831

Mohawk and Hudson Railroad, 1831
First steam train on the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad, New York, 1831. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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Embark on a journey through time and marvel at the majestic steam train as it conquers the Snowdon Mountain Railway in the breathtaking Snowdonia National Park. The iconic Llanberis path provides a picturesque backdrop for this vintage mode of transportation, harking back to the days of the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s. Step into history with British Railways' poster depicting a railway worker manually operating these magnificent machines, showcasing their power and craftsmanship. From Swanage Railway's Corfe Castle in Dorset to Union Pacific Class Steam Locomotive's Big Boy Class, these locomotives have left an indelible mark on our collective memory. Witnessing Mallard race past Little Bytham at an astonishing speed of 123 mph (198 km/h) on that memorable Sunday in July 1938 is nothing short of awe-inspiring. These trains were not just practical means of transportation but also symbols of progress and innovation. From freight trains chugging along Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway captured by Selwyn Pearce-Higgins to The Jacobite traversing Loch Eil in Scotland, each journey offers its own unique charm and beauty. Illustrations immortalize legendary locomotives like Flying Scotsman 4472 built in 1923, evoking nostalgia for a bygone era. The North York Moors Railway takes us through Goathland's scenic landscapes while Sankey Viaduct stands tall as a testament to engineering brilliance. And who can forget Silver Link Locomotive gleaming with pride? So hop aboard and let your imagination soar as you experience the magic of steam trains - timeless icons that continue to captivate hearts around the world.