Columbine (1845) designed by Robert Stephenson and and Joseph Locke for the Grand Trunk Railway, Britain's first trunk railway, which connected Birmingham with a junction of the Manchster and Liverpool Railway. Collection: The Science Museum, London. Photography and formatting by George P. Landow. Courtesy of the Science Museum. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

According to the museum, “Columbine always towed a tender carrying water and coal,” which lack of space prevents its inclusion in the museum display.

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