'Duchess of Hamilton' entering the Great Hall at the start of the special preview launch of the exhibition 'Streamlined Styling an Era', 19 May 2009. The exhibition documents the importance of streamlining in design and the science behind it and explored the links between 1930's fashion, engineering and design and ran from 20 May until 31 December 2009. LMSR 4-6-2 8P Coronation Class No 46229 was designed by William Stanier and was completed at Crewe Works on 7 September 1938, with the number 6229. It was one of 38 Coronation Class locomotives built, 24 of which were streamlined. 6229 officially entered service on 10 September 1938. In January 1939 the LMS sent 6229 to the World's Fair in America, masquerading as the original member of its class No 6220 'Coronation'. Due to the outbreak of the Second World War, the engine remained in the United States until February 1942 and, shortly after returning, it exchanged correct names and numbers with 'Coronation'. In 1948 the streamlining casing was removed with the aim of easing maintenance. In its place the loco was fitted with smoke deflectors, a double chimney and sloping smokebox top. During its BR service the locomotive was given the number 46229 and operated The Caledonian service, between Euston and Glasgow. On 15 February 1964 'Duchess of Hamilton' was withdrawn from service and later purchased by Butlins Ltd for display at its Minehead holiday camp. In May 1976 the locomotive came to the museum on a 20-year loan and was formally acquired for the National Collection in 1987. In September 2005 the museum announced that the streamlining would be re-instated, returning the locomotive to its original appearance. This work was undertaken at Tyseley Locomotive Works and on 18th May 2009 it was returned to the National Railway Museum, before going on display in a new exhibition called Duchess of Hamilton Streamline
Crédits : Science & Society Picture Library
Danielle Gross casts his fishing line into the Potomac River as emissions spew out of a large stack nearby at the coal-fired Morgantown Generating Station June 29, 2015 in Newburg, Maryland. Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) effort to limit certain power plant emissions -- saying the agency 'unreasonably' failed to consider the cost of the regulations.
Crédits : Mark Wilson
Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush answers questions from employees of Nephron Pharmaceutical Company June 29, 2015 in West Columbia, South Carolina. Before talking with the employees of the Orlando, Florida based company Bush took a tour of the facility in West Columbia, South Carolina.
Crédits : Sean Rayford
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff (2-R) visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, with National Park Service National Mall Superintendent Karen Laura Cucurullo (2-L), June 29, 2015 in Washington DC. Rousseff visits Washington DC for the first time since she became president in 2011.
Crédits : Pool
Demonstrators during a rally in Athens, Greece, 29 June 2015. Greek voters will decide in a referendum next Sunday on whether their government should accept an economic reform package put forth by Greece's creditor. Greece has imposed capital controls with the banks being closed untill the referendum.
Crédits : Milos Bicanski
King Felipe VI of Spain gives a speech during a state dinner given by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and his wife First Lady Angelica Rivera at National Palace on June 29, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico. The Spanish Monarchs are in their second state visit since the proclamation of Felipe VI as Spanish King last June 19th of 2014.
Crédits : Manuel Velasquez/STR
Queen Letizia (L) and King Felipe VI (R) of Spain attend a dinner given by Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and his wife First Lady Angelica Rivera at National Palace on June 29, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico. The Spanish Monarchs are in their second state visit since the proclamation of Felipe VI as Spanish King last June 19th of 2014.