Phil

Phil

Posted on 09/07/2014


Photo taken on April 30, 2011



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Engine
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Locomotive
York
Railway
Museum
Yorkshire
Chinese
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NRM
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England
Britain
UK
Nikon
D90


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KF 4-8-4 Locomotive (2 of 2).

KF 4-8-4 Locomotive (2 of 2).
This engine was built in 1935 at the Vulcan Foundry in Newton-Le-Willows, Lancashire, England and was designed by Colonel Kenneth Cantile (a British railway advisor to the Chinese government) for passenger and freight service on the Chinese railway network.

The engine is 28.3 metres (93 feet) long and weighs 195 tonnes. It carries 12.2 tonnes of coal and 24,410 litres (6469 UK gallons) of water and is capable of pulling a load of 609 tonnes at a speed of up to 50 mph on level ground. Each of the 8 main driving wheels is almost 1.8 metres (approx. 6 feet) in diameter.

During the Second World War it was captured and used by the Imperial Japanese army. After the war it was used again on the Chinese rail network until 1981 when it was donated to the people of Britain as a gift from the people of China and put on static display at the National Railway Museum in York.

Camera: Nikon D90. Processed with Nikon Capture NX2.

Marie-claire Gallet, yokopakumayoko Francesco, Les's Photography AKA aligeeach, Doris Weißschnur and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


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William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome capture!

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Doris Weißschnur
Doris Weißschnur
Schöne Perspektive.
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yokopakumayoko Francesco
yokopakumayoko Franc…
Excellent shot!

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John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Thank you for adding your image to Interesting History
23 months ago.
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Superb Pic and history!
23 months ago.