26th February 2010

Made a brief visit to London over the last couple of days – time to call in at the Science Museum and London Transport Museum…

Below: The original Puffing Billy – strangely familiar but strangely different to ours!

Below: The oldest complete Aveling & Porter engine left – built in 1871 and on display at the Science Museum. There are older remains – watch our plans for Beamish’s September Great North Steam Fair for more on this!

Below: The LT Museum has recently been refurbished. The amount of material incorporated is less than before but the exhibitions and interpretation is excellent.

Below: The horse tram is much more effectively displayed and the interactives are very effective.

Below: Horse bus and horse tram.

Below: The Met 4-4-0T is incorporated into a display upstairs, again very effective (though tight for photography). I was very impressed with the museum and the bookshop is superb!