Locomotives & Engines

Our rail network would be nothing without them. From Stephenson's Rocket to British Rail Class 92 and beyond, explore the facts, information and anecdotes behind the steam, diesel and electric locomotives that built the age of the train.

Old steam train in Shanty Town Museum
Old steam train in Shanty Town Museum
 
Steam Engine

Steam Locomotives & Engines

Relive the golden age of steam, with the help of our A-List of engine profiles, from Locomotive Number 1 to the legendary 92220 Evening Star.

Steam Engines

 
Class 50 Diesel at Crewe Open Day

Diesel Locomotive & Engine Classes

Chart diesel’s development from dirty shunter to high speed service courtesy of our potted locomotive history, from Class 03 to Class 55.

Diesel Engines

 
Eurostars at Gare de Nord

Electric Locomotive & Engine Classes

From post-war innovation to electrification of West and East Coast Main Lines, read about the engines that made it possible, from Class 70 to 92.

Electric Engines

 

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