Royal Scot going to Chicago, c1933

The Royal Scot, a parallel-boilered 4-6-0 steam locomotive, is prepared for transatlantic shipment from Britain to North America, where it will be demonstrated and displayed at the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago, Illinois.

The images are sourced from Peter & Rita Forbes’ Engine WebPages, and they originally appeared in the Armstrong-Whitworth Record, an internal publication of the company. Please visit Peter & Rita’s site to see more locomotive images (and more of SS Beaverdale), if you so desire.

There is also a short newsreel recounting the loading procedure (embedding is disabled for this clip, sorry).

Category: Historica
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