Temporary suspension of EU shipping, view details here.

Wheel tapping, 1936

Wheel tapping, 1936
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


Testing the wheels of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway Princess Royal class 4-6-2 locomotive number 6212 Duchess of Kent, 1936. The wheel tapper hit the locomotive's wheels with a long hammer and could detect from the sound it made whether there were any flaws or cracks in the wheels. The inspector was also responsible for checking brakes and couplings.

Image Details

Image Ref.

© National Railway Museum / Science & Society Picture Library -- All rights reserved

buy a print

Select size
Select finish
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas