The 'Cornishman' expres train hauled by 'Lord of the Isles' locomotive, 1899.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Colour lithograph after a photograph taken on 12 August 1899, when the Lord of the Isles locomotive performed what at the time was the longest run in the world without a stop. The train was pulled from Paddington station in London to Exeter in Devon, a distance of 194 miles, in 3 hours 43 minutes. Lord of the Isles was built for the Great Western Railway at the Swindon Works, Wiltshire, in 1895.