'Sebastopol' 4-2-2 steam locomotive, 1880.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Oil painting by F Moore of the Great Western Railway (GWR) broad gauge locomotive 'Sebastopol', a locomotive of the 'Iron Duke' clas designed by Sir Daniel Gooch (1816-1889) and built at the GWR's Swindon Works. Until 1864 many of the GWR's locomotives were designed by Gooch, who built a total of 340 engines for the railway at Swindon. A total of 29 locomotives of the Iron Duke clas were built between 1847 and 1855. They were capable of speeds approaching 80 mph.