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  Western Locomotive Association D1013 D1062
The two locomotives owned by the Western Locomotive Association Limited are based on the Severn Valley Railway, which operates over 16 miles of track between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster.
The Western class are considered to be a historically and technically significant design as they replaced the famous King and Castle class of steam locomotives on the former Great Western Railway in the 1960’s before being replaced in turn by the Inter City 125 High Speed Train.
As more power is applied by the driver (up to notch 9) on the power controller, the locomotive moves forward gaining speed and the converters within the transmission (2) automatically change (1st to 2nd; 2nd to 3rd), each convertor decreasing in physical size until the 3rd convertor is used.
www.westernloco.com /education   (453 words)

  GWR 4073 Class - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Castle class locomotives were a group of 4-6-0 steam locomotive of the Great Western Railway.
A development of the earlier Star Class, one hundred and sixty-five (165) were built, over a 25 year span from August 1923 to August 1950.
The Castle class was noted for superb performance on the Cheltenham Flyer during the 1930s: on June 6th 1932, pulled by 5006 Treganna Castle, the train covered 77 miles (124 km) from Swindon to Paddington at an average speed of 81.68 miles per hour (131.45 km/h).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Castle_class_locomotive   (525 words)

 Caerphilly_Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Caerphilly Castle is a ruined Norman castle that dominates the centre of the town of Caerphilly in south Wales.
Built mainly between 1268 and 1271, it is an early example of a concentric castle and is surrounded by large but fairly shallow artificial lakes to slow attackers and prevent the undermining of its walls.
This removed much of the requirement for the castle, and from then on it was principally used as a base of operations for the de Clares and later the Despensers.
www.comicscomics.com /search.php?title=Caerphilly_Castle   (437 words)

 The Steam Locomotive Paintings of WG Eaton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Ten locomotives of this class were originally built and later ten locomotives of the 'Athara' class were rebuilt to conform to them.
The graceful lines of 4-6-0, 4-cylinder King class locomotive No. 6002 'King William IV' is depicted at the head of the Cornish Riviera Express in the summer of 1934 passing through the Berkshire countryside.
The class was built at Swindon between 1904 and 1912 and were named after counties served by the GWR in England, Wales and South West Ireland.
www.eatonsteam.co.uk /gallery1.htm   (2519 words)

 Great Western Railway Star class
One difference in North Star compared to the rest of the 'Star'; class was that the footplate was built 2½ inches higher and even when this engine was rebuilt in a 'Castle' class locomotive, the footplate kept the non-standard height.
In common with all locomotives on the Great Western, all bogie brakes were removed from November 1923, as they found not to be worth the extra complication.
From 1932, the upper lamp irons were transferred from the front of the chimney to the smokebox door while from 1939, some members of the class received the Grange type of shorter chimney, 1 foot 9 inches high compared to the previous 1 foot 11¾ inches.
www.greatwestern.org.uk /m_in_str.htm   (604 words)

 Castle class locomotive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A Castle class locomotive was a particular type of steam locomotive of the Great Western Railway.
The first to be built, in August 1923, was number 4073 Caerphilly Castle; the last, in August 1950, was number 7037 Swindon.
The design of the later Royal Scots were, to a large extent, based on the Castle class.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/castle_class_locomotive   (300 words)

 Castle No.7034   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This photograph is the only 'Castle' class locomotive that was at Worcester on the day of this visit.
Worcester's last remaining 'Castles' had been withdrawn or transferred away in the autumn of 1964 and by this time the few remaining examples were based at Gloucester.
No.7034 'Ince Castle' was never a Worcester loco but was a regular visitor until withdrawal at the end of June 1965.
www.miac.org.uk /7034acs.htm   (78 words)

 Great Western 'Castle' class steam locomotive 'Windsor Castle'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Sometimes the occasion was a happy one, for example when the locomotives were driven by monarchs themselves, while other occasions were solemn affairs such as a monarch's last journey from lying in state at Westminster and travelling to their burial at Windsor.
Of the 'Castle' class of locomotives, number 4082 appropriately named "Windsor Castle", was chosen as the Royal engine from the time that it was driven from Swindon works to Swindon station by King George V accompanied by Queen Mary on April 28 1924.
To keep with tradition, the number of 4082 together with the name of Windsor Castle and the commemorative plaques were transferred to number 7013 Bristol Castle to haul the funeral train.
www.greatwestern.org.uk /m_in_cas_40827013.htm   (253 words)

 Evesham Abbey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The coat of arms of Evesham Abbey survives in use in modern times, being used as the badge of Prince Henry's High School, Evesham.
One of the Great Western Railway Star class locomotives was named Evesham Abbey and numbered 4065.
It was subsequently rebuilt as a Castle class locomotive being renumbered as 5085 yet the name Evesham Abbey was retained.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Evesham_Abbey   (106 words)

 Great Western locomotive types
This class is interesting in that 3440 City of Truro may have been the first British locomotive to reach 100 mile/h and possibly on the strength of this is preserved as part of the NRM Collection.
Class emerged in 1936, and is probably better known as the 90xx class (renumbered in 1946).
Locomotives were still being delivered long after the GWR had ceased to exist and there is now an extensive literature on this wasteful manufacture of a defunct locomotive type, namely the 0-6-0 shunting engine.
www.steamindex.com /locotype/gwrloco.htm   (11331 words)

 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe History - Vintage Trains, Tyseley Locomotive Works
Production of the “Castle” class locomotives started in 1923, and in March 1936 number 5043 “Earl of Mount Edgcumbe” was out shopped from Swindon works at a cost of £4,848 for the locomotive and £953 for the Collett designed 4000 gallon tender.
In September 1973 7029 Clun Castle Limited, owners of 7029 Clun Castle and (at that time) 7027 Thornbury Castle, purchased it and it was moved to Tyseley.
Specifications required that the locomotive should be in late 1950's condition with Hawksworth tender and BR double chimney.
www.vintagetrains.co.uk /tlw_5043_history.htm   (1164 words)

 Buffes club newsletter ....current issue.
Models from all three classes are reppresented, the West Country and Battle of Britain in original and re-built form and also the Merchant navy class.
Locomotive no17 Seaview shown at left is ready to leave with a train to Cowes, via the island capital of Newport.
Right at the end of steam in 1966, the island's locomotives and rolling stock were kept in immaculate condition.
www.geocities.com /the_buffers/newsletter11-01.html   (685 words)

When a locomotive was ready for the builder's plates, or a plate in the case of the Class A, the first single or matching pair found would be placed on the locomotive.
Locomotive porduction increased again during World War II, and the company was recognized for its service to the country in 1942, but soon after the end of the war, demand for steam locomotives dwindled, and H. Porter became primarily a holding company for the many subsidiaries Evans had acquired.
Locomotives continued to be successfully produced for the world market, although the First World War changed the emphasis of production for the duration of the war to gun shells and mountings, mine sweeping devices, caterpillar tractors and other war items.
www.trainweb.org /loggingz/builders_1.html   (19488 words)

 'N' Gauge Sets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This set is more for suited to the busy freight enthusiast with a class 33 Diesel locomotive, four wagons and a brake van.
This is another train suitable for the lovers of mainline steam and features a Duchess class locomotive and four LMS carriages.
This set is suitable for those who like the Great Western trains and features a Castle class locomotive and three GWR carriages.
www.trmodels.com /n_gauge_sets.html   (552 words)

 Locomotive Histories
The locomotive was taken to Woodhams Scrapyard at Barry in South Wales where it languished until 1985 when it was rescued by a member of the Mid Hants Railway albeit minus its tender.
The locomotive was also repainted in BR lined green, a livery that was first applied when the engine was allocated to Shrewsbury in 1958.
It was normal practice for a class ‘5’ locomotive, allocated to the Western Region, to wear the green passenger livery instead of the normal lined fl.
www.fleetsteam.co.uk /id11.html   (3797 words)

 Castle on the Worcester Road
On the later 'Castles' there was a dial which indicated when lubrication was being applied.
There was no point in pushing the locomotive as we were well on time, and achieved a perfect arrival at Worcester.
Our 'Castle' did well, and we had picked up all the lost time by Yarnton only to be held for ten minutes at Wolvercot Junction waiting for a train on the Banbury line.
www.railways.incanada.net /Articles/Article1993.html   (1731 words)

 railway_alphabetical   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Bloom, Alan Locomotives of the London and North Eastern Railway, Jarrold, 1980, pp[32] with 64 illustrations (50 colour) and a map.
A survey of British locomotive history in pocket book form, with photographs and brief essays on over 200 locomotive classes.
Preserved Steam Locomotives of Britain, Blandford, 1982, pp169 with 37 coloured plates and 72 b/w photographs.
members.aol.com /gbsteven/railway_alphabetical.htm   (6989 words)

 What Model Railway Set Should I Buy
Hornby's favourite Class 0F locomotive, presented here with an unofficial name, is allocated to marshalling freight as it might have been seen in the closing years of British steam, with freight rolling stock of the period.
Firstly this set is the locomotive, which has 6 wheels giving you more traction and and 6 wheels (4 wheel on the loco of the two sets above) to pick up the power from the track reducing the possibility of stalling on points.
Secondly the locomotive that comes with this set is a detailed and accurate model of a popular prototype and not just a made up for the bottom end of the market.
www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk /buying-a-model-railway.htm   (2161 words)

 News Feb. 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The locomotive is expected to remain on the GWR for the rest of the year.
The locomotive, which was the first to achieve a recorded 100mph on 9 May 1904 with an ocean mail train from Plymouth to Paddington, has been overhauled in time to celebrate the centenary of this historic achievement.
The locomotive, which was the first to reach a recorded 100mph in May 1904, is expected to be steamed at the NRM at around the end of February.
www.gwsr.com /html/news_feb__2004.html   (1676 words)

 Toys, Dolls & Juvenalia - Liveauctioneers
An amusing novelty small pencil holder, modelled in celluloid as a crocodile, the pencil emerging from his mouth with a terminal mo...
The remains of a Marklin O gauge, electric 4-4-0 locomotive, the green and fl painted boiler with printed number E3130, length...
A Wrenn die cast bodied 00 gauge Castle Class locomotive and tender, in original box.
www.liveauctioneers.com /catalogs/408-500-500.html   (1734 words)

 GWR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Castles and Kings: A Pictorial Tribute, Roundhouse,1964, pp96.
A detailed assessment of Great Western locomotive performance from City of Truro's record run in 1904 until 1954.
An inscription inside the cover has been blanked out in ink, and there is a two inch tear at the point where the map in the rear is attached.
members.aol.com /gbsteven/gwr.htm   (1488 words)

Elizabeth Chadwicks book about the Fitzwarines and Whittington Castle - Lords of the White Castle, was shortlisted for the Parker Romantic Novel of the Year in 2002.
The name of Whittington and Whittington Castle is derived from the Welsh "Drev Wen" meaning White Town.
This name is thought to have originated because of the bloom of white flowers which flourished in the marshy area around the Castle.
www.btinternet.com /~whittington.castle/facts.htm   (197 words)

 Richard Kyte's photographs : Collett Weekend Part 1 : The Elgar Explorer
I had always wanted a steam tour over my "local" line, preferably behind a Great Western "Castle" class locomotive, and on the 24th August, 2002, I finally got to do it on the "Elgar Explorer".
I had planned to do the tour in June, but that tour was cancelled due to the failure of the locomotive, and for various reasons, the next available "Castle"-hauled tour was the August one.
The day started out somewhat badly; a problem in Ledbury tunnel had led to the re-routing of the HST I had planned to take to Oxford, where I would join the tour.
freespace.virgin.net /richard.kyte1/coll1.htm   (466 words)

 eBay - class locomotives, Model RR, Trains, Transportation items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Farish N Gauge 0-6-0 Class 08 Diesel Locomotive.
Hornby Coronation Class Locomotive - Duchess of Rutland 
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=class+locomotives&...   (449 words)

 Railways On Line - Railway Engineers - George Jackson Churchwood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
From 1903-11 he introduced nine standard locomotive types, with maximum component compatibility, of which 1,100 were built up to 1921.
Four-cylinder express locomotives using divided drive and other features from three French Compound locomotives imported by the GWR for tests against Churchwood's.
His Saint Class 4-6-0s, which were smooth runners at speed, which could sometimes perform better in hard pulling than the later Stars with Walschaerts valve gear.
www.hmilburn.easynet.co.uk /enthuse/engineers/gwr/churchwood.htm   (593 words)

 Project 62 Home Page
The locomotive is now housed at the museum depot of Pont-Erambault and members there are working to restore the locomotive and the original line "Caen Flers" back in service.
The second locomotive in France of which we have news, is recent import from the Balkans - JZ Class 62 62-046.
Having paid for 62-521, the modest cost of the total project to create a new locomotive of UK Heritage style in USA Tank 30076, now means means that just one thousand people buying just one share each, or donating an average of £50 each, could see 30076 in service by the end of 2009.
www.project62.supanet.com   (1829 words)

 Nick Tozer Railway Books/Great Western Railway Books
Histories of Castle Cary, Hatton, Honeybourne, Kemble Junction, Kidlington, Kingham, Leominster, Wellington (Salop), Whitland and Yeovil Town stations.
Leech, K.H. PORTRAITS OF 'KINGS': portraits of every Western Region 'King' class locomotive with footplate comments.
Leech, K.H. PORTRAITS OF 'CASTLES': portraits of every Western Region 'Castle' class locomotive with footplate comments.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/nick_tozer/bookgwr1.htm   (388 words)

 A Chronology of Sir Nigel Gresley
Prepares a design for a Pacific (4-6-2) locomotive with a parallel boiler and four cylinders.
Also exhibited is a Great Western Railway ‘Castle’ class locomotive; this prompts comparison of the two classes; there will later be interchange trials between them.
Elected President, Institution of Locomotive Engineers; in his Presidential Address he supports the proposal to build a British locomotive testing plant.
www.wandleys.demon.co.uk /chronol.htm   (764 words)

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