Front Cover

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2 responses to “Front Cover

  1. The brown saddle tank on the cover reminds me of the red and blue locomotive we had at CEGB Brimsdown power station, back in the 60’s, any relation

    • Hi Howard, not a direct relation but a more modern version. The Chasewater one is a Hawthorn Leslie No 2780 of 1909 named ‘Asbestos’, while ‘yours’ is a Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn, very similar but with a few minor refinements, No. 7386 of 1948, named ‘Birkenhead’. This loco is still running and is owned by the Great Western Society.
      Incidentally, the photo on the cover is not a very good reproduction – it was never brown!!. Probably dark red when the photo was taken.
      Regards,
      John (CWS)

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