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Castle Class Locomotive - Great Western - G.W.R. 175 Celebration Model

U.K.
7007

Castle Class Locomotive - Great Western - G.W.R. 175 Celebration Model

Years Released: 2010 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 1 year.

Model: Castle Class Locomotive - Great Western - G.W.R. 175 Celebration Model
Running Number: 7007
Category: Steam Locomotives
Steam Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Castle Class
Castle Class
Designer: C. B. Collett
Class Information: Built between 1923 and 1950 the Castle Class 4073 series were designed for express passenger service through-out the Great Western Railway. The Castle Class is generally noted for their over-all performance, operating economy, and long working lives. More...
Weight: 136 tons (including tender)
Purpose: Express Passenger
Wheel Arrangement: 4-6-0
Wheel Arrangement Name: Ten Wheeler
4-6-0
Model Information: On the 31 August 1835, railway history was created when, by Act of Parliament, The Great Western Railway was born.
The innovative GWR steered by the giant of Victorian engineering, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was to make an immense impact upon the world of railway travel. Extremely autocratic and fiercely independent, even after the birth of British Railways and their standardisation programme, the GWR retained its indomitable spirit.
In acknowledgement of the enormous contribution mad by the Great Western Railway to not only rail travel but also society as a whole an official celebration is planned by Steam - The Museum of The Great Western Railway throughout this year to commemorate 175 years of the GWR's inauguration.
Length - 265mm.
Models Produced: * 1,000
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Logo & Box Style:

2010

2010
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Early Emblem
Logo Years: 1948 - 1956
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Green
B.R. Green
Livery Details: Brunswick green with orange and black lining with yellow lettering.
Company Information: British Railways came into existence in 1948 when the dominating four British railway companies amalgamated. Steam traction on British Railways ended in 1968 and the system was re-branded as British Rail.

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Model Year Details (1)

YEAR CAT MODEL
2010 R.2958 2010
Castle Class Locomotive - Great Western - G.W.R. 175 Celebration Model

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2010 Limited Edition

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YEAR INFORMATION
2010 A limited edition locomotive of just 1000 as pat of the 175 GWR celebrations. The 'Great Western' was originally named as 'Ogmore Castle' in 1946, however as it transpired that it was the last Castle to be built by the GWR before nationalisation ir was deemed fitting to change the name in January 1948 to 'Great Western'.

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R.2958 - Castle Class Locomotive - Great Western - G.W.R. 175 Celebration Model - 2010
R.2958 Castle Class Locomotive - Great Western - G.W.R. 175 Celebration Model - 2010


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