Great Western Railway 4-2-2 locomotive 'Tartar', 1848.
2 7 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 19cm

Great Western Railway 4-2-2 locomotive 'Tartar', 1848.

Rees, E

© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library


Watercolour drawing by E Rees showing the 'Tartar', 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. The Iron Duke clas locomotives were capable of speeds approaching 80 mph.



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