Picture gallery shows how Doncaster's first heritage steam engine arrived at museum

These pictures show how Doncaster’s first steam loco to go on exhibtion in its new museum was put in place.

Monday, 25th January 2021, 12:32 pm
Engine number 251 arrives in Doncaster on the back of a lorry

The engine, nearly 120 years old and built at Doncaster Plantworks, was delivered from Shildon in the North East of England on Sunday morning.

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Our gallery shows the operation from the arrival of the loco in Doncaster on the back of a lorry to its taking pride of place inside the new Danum Gallery Library and Museum.

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The tender for engine number 251 arrives in Doncaster on the back of a lorry

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A view of the footplate as engine number 251 arrives in Doncaster on the back of a lorry
Engine number 251 arrives in Doncaster on the back of a lorry on Chamber Road. The second lorry can be seen arriving from College Road
Engine number 251 arrives at Doncaster museum on the back of a lorry
National Railway Museum staff watch engine number 251 arrives in Doncaster museum on the back of a lorry
Museum staff smile at the arrival of engine number 251 Doncaster
Workers prepare to move engine number 251 off the lorry outside Doncaster museum
A worker removes chains as engine number 251 arrives in Doncaster Museum on the back of a lorry
National Railway Museum staff next to engine number 251 asait rrives in Doncaster Museum on the back of a lorry
Workmen prepare to take engine number 251 off the lorry at Doncaster Museum, putting rails down
Engine number 251 arrives in Doncaster Museum on the back of a lorry
Temporary rails were put in place to allow engine number 251 to move slowly off the back of a lorry and into Doncaster's new museum. They can been seen in front of the loco
Engine number 251 moving slowly into place at Doncaster's museum
Engine number 251 arrives in the Doncaster museum under close supervision
A workman watches closely a engine number 251 arrives in the Doncaster museum
Engine number 251 in pride of place inside the new Doncaster museum