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Old 12-03-2009, 10:44 PM   #16
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Steam may be popular in the UK, but I wouldn't consider all their steamers hits in the looks department. Some may disagree, but I've never been a particular fan of English steam locomotive streamlining:

Image © Richard Stevens
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Photograph © Richard Stevens


Image © Jack Prentice
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Photograph © Jack Prentice


Image © Rail Archive Stephenson
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Photograph © Rail Archive Stephenson


Image © John Hewitt
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Photograph © John Hewitt


Of course, other countries built some less-than-stellar looking steamers too:

Image © Alan-Crotty
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Photograph © Alan-Crotty


And the UK has no corner on the market for ugly "modern" motive power:

Image © Boldizsár Rell
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Photograph © Boldizsár Rell


Image © Joachim Bertsch
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Photograph © Joachim Bertsch


Image © Patrick Schadowski
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Photograph © Patrick Schadowski


Image © M.J. Vis
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Photograph © M.J. Vis


Of course, we shouldn't forget the Espee's foray into the wonderful world of diesel-hydraulic traction:

Image © Drew Jacksich
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Photograph © Drew Jacksich


But these here have to be some of the ugliest engines ever built - I mean, seriously, a steam engine without horizontal cylinders and side rods? Come on!!!

Image © Walter Scriptunas II - www.scriptunasimages.com
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Photograph © Walter Scriptunas II - www.scriptunasimages.com


Sorry, Walter!


Jon
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