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4771 Green Arrow

Posted: September 24, 2019 in Trains
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4771 Green Arrow was built is in 1936 for the London and North Eastern Railway at Doncaster. It is a V2 class engine, designed by Nigel Gresley and was designed for express freight and passenger trains. It was withdrawn from service in 1962 and restored at Doncaster immediately afterwards. it moved around a number of storage depots before being returned to working order in 1972 and finding a permanent home at Carnforth the following year.


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It was withdrawn from service in 2008.

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5051 Drysllwyn Castle is an example of the GWR 4-6-0 Castle class, which was an updated version of their earlier star class and was designed by Collett from 1923. In all, 171 Castle class locomotives were built for the Great Western.

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5051 left Swindon Works in 1936, with its current name, but the following year it was renamed Earl Bathurst. it retained this name for the remainder of its active life. It was based at Swansea and worked trains from there to London and the Midlands. It was withdrawn in 1963 and sent to Woodham brothers at Barry, where it remained until 1970 when it was taken to Didcot. It was restored to mainline condition in 1980, and worked rail tours until its withdrawal in 2008.


video by 45064 (http://www.youtube.com/user/45064?feature=watch)

It is currently on static display at the great Western society in Didcot

4771 Green Arrow

Posted: March 29, 2019 in Trains
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4771 Green Arrow was built is in 1936 for the London and North Eastern Railway at Doncaster. It is a V2 class engine, designed by Nigel Gresley and was designed for express freight and passenger trains. It was withdrawn from service in 1962 and restored at Doncaster immediately afterwards. it moved around a number of storage depots before being returned to working order in 1972 and finding a permanent home at Carnforth the following year.

It was withdrawn from service in 2008 and is now at the National Railway Museum in York, awaiting an overhaul to return it to mainline working order.

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(first posted in March 2013)

The Duchess of Hamilton was built as one of 10 streamliners for the London Midland and Scottish railway and entered into service in 1938

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In 1939 it went to USA for the New York World Fair. In 1947 the streamlining was removed (as shown in picture above). It continued in service until 1960 when it was bought as an exhibit for Butlins holiday camp in Minehead. It remained at the camp until 1975 when it went on loan to the National Railway Museum in York. It was refurbished to mainline running condition and spent time either on static display or on excursions.

Duchess of Hamilton in action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVFCiydrAus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCk5SJIH0lw

In 2005 it was decided to reinstate the original streamlining and the Duchess went back on display in 2009 with her streamlining restored.

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5051 Drysllwyn Castle is an example of the GWR 4-6-0 Castle class, which was an updated version of their earlier star class and was designed by Collett from 1923. In all, 171 Castle class locomotives were built for the Great Western.

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5051 left Swindon Works in 1936, with its current name, but the following year it was renamed Earl Bathurst. it retained this name for the remainder of its active life. It was based at Swansea and worked trains from there to London and the Midlands. It was withdrawn in 1963 and sent to Woodham brothers at Barry, where it remained until 1970 when it was taken to Didcot. It was restored to mainline condition in 1980, and worked rail tours until its withdrawal in 2008.


video by 45064 (http://www.youtube.com/user/45064?feature=watch)

It is currently on static display at the great Western society in Didcot

4771 Green Arrow

Posted: September 12, 2013 in Trains
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4771 Green Arrow was built is in 1936 for the London and North Eastern Railway at Doncaster. It is a V2 class engine, designed by Nigel Gresley and was designed for express freight and passenger trains. It was withdrawn from service in 1962 and restored at Doncaster immediately afterwards. it moved around a number of storage depots before being returned to working order in 1972 and finding a permanent home at Carnforth the following year.


video by steamontheweb (http://www.youtube.com/user/steamontheweb?feature=watch)

It was withdrawn from service in 2008 and is now at the National Railway Museum in York, awaiting an overhaul to return it to mainline working order.

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Some shots of King Edward II during a break in her running at Didcot in order to take on water and coal.

King Edward II back at shed to take on water

King Edward II back at shed to take on water

4489 has gone under a number of different name changes during its life. It was originally to be called Buzzard, but was eventually named Woodcock when it left the works in May 1937. In December of that year, it was renamed Dominion of Canada. In recognition of this, it carried a Canadian Pacific Railway issue whistle and bell, the only A4 to do so. The locomotive spent its time on the East Coast mainline until its withdrawal from service in May 1965. It was initially stored in Darlington depot as they began restoration crew in March 1966. Following restoration. It was shipped to Canada and displayed in the Canadian Railway Museum near Montreal. It was shipped back to the UK in September 2012 to take part in the Mallard 75 celebrations, prior to which it received a complete overhaul. It will return to Canada in the spring of 2014.

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A4 festival 2013

Posted: May 31, 2013 in Trains
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3 A4s on display at National Railway Museum

Steam in Spring

Posted: March 26, 2013 in Trains
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The spring weather continues in the UK but at least the steam trains keep running!