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Steam locomotive and tender, Great Northern Railway, 4-2-2 No 1, designed by Patrick Stirling, built at Doncaster in 1870, withdrawn in 1907.

The Great Northern Railway No.1 class Stirling Single is a class of steam locomotives, designed by Patrick Stirling. These locomotives were characterised by a single pair of large driving wheels, of 8ft 1in diameter. A total of 53 locomotives were built at Doncaster between 1870 and 1895, designed for high speed expresses between York and London which could haul up to 26 passenger carriages.

Stirling Single No.1 was built at Doncaster in 1870 and was withdrawn from service in 1907. It is the only example of the class which was preserved. It was also used in York Theatre Royal’s performance of the Railway Children both at the National Railway Museum and at Waterloo International Station.

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Category:
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Object Number:
1975-7014
type:
steam locomotive
credit:
British Rail, Clapham