Photographs and documents relating to the hand-over of Chinese engine 4-8-4 to the National Railway Museum

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Kenneth Cantlie Archive
Cantlie, Kenneth

Folder of photographic prints and documents relating to the hand-over of Chinese engine 4-8-4. 13 colour photographs from the unloading of 4-8-4 from ship in Kent 1981; 16 black and white photographs of class 4-8-4 engines working on main line China: KF4 and KF9 with smoke deflectors and unidentified locomotive without deflectors, one shot with annotation '4-8-4 type locomotive on main line passenger train at Nanking, Chinese National Railways. Please return to George Carpenter' (GC was an associate of Kenneth Cantlie), most likely photographed in 1950s; 11 black and white photographs with paper mounts and descriptions depicting 4-8-4 engine's design features and building at Vulcan Foundry between 1935-1980s, also interior views of the foundry and staff, possibly intended for publication (See Kenneth Cantlie's Newcomen Society article on 4-8-4 locomotives, vol. 54, 1982-1983); five black and white and colour photographs of the 4-8-4 engine hand-over ceremony at York including Kenneth Cantlie, Dr John Coiley and other dignitaries in 1981; a colour photograph of Kenneth Cantlie at Crewe Locomotive Works, 1980s; a mounted and annotated colour photo of 4-8-4 outside Shanghai, 1977; documents including newspaper clippings, copies from magazines, an invitation to Kenneth Cantlie from the Chinese Ambassador and correspondence of Hugh Cantlie relating to the Chinese engine 4-8-4 hand-over in 1980s (15 pages).


1 file with 47 photographs, 15 documents

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