A long day in York, including a good look around the National Railway Museum.
The magnificent Duchess of Hamilton has been restored to her original streamlined form.
This is the steel arm that converts the horizontal motion of the piston into a rotation motion of the driven wheels.
The locomotive is a stunning piece of 1938-built Art Deco opulence that wowed design critics on both sides of the Atlantic. The streamlined Duchess was a modern machine for a modern age – and it is now at the National Railway Museum as she takes pride of place in this new exhibition exploring the links between 1930s fashion, engineering and design.