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Footage of the replica of "Firefly" at Didcot Railway Centre can be seen here and here
A leopard may not be able to change its spots, but you don't want to be around when it blows its top. "Leopard" is here shown after its boiler burst at Bristol in 1857. Fortunately nobody was injured
An early view of "Argus" built Fenton, Murray & Jackson of Leeds in August 1842
"Leopard" before the boiler explosion
"Firefly" Class 2-2-2 "ActŠon," which hauled the first train from Paddington to Exeter in 1844. Note the capstan shunting signal. The engine subesequently exploded at Gloucester, again without injuries
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