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WSR - "Castle" or "King"-class loco?

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WSR - "Castle" or "King"-class loco?

Postby ruggie » Sat 15 Oct 2005 18:51 GMT

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Castle or King? I can't remember which was which. Great pic.
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Postby Kay » Sun 16 Oct 2005 03:31 GMT

The photo Dave used for the tutorial was one I took at the Minehead CAMRA beer festival. Despite what Bob Fretwell says, there are no anoraks stashed away in our cupboards :lol: so I have no idea what the picture is about. :D
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Postby ruggie » Mon 17 Oct 2005 13:09 GMT

My uncle Bert was a GWR engine driver (and a communist, according to rumour). That's the kind of loco he used to drive.
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Postby Dave » Mon 17 Oct 2005 18:39 GMT

ruggie wrote:Castle or King?


I've just been doing a bit of hunting. Apparently it's neither! Here's what the West Somerset Railway Association (http://www.wsr.org.uk/locos.htm) have to say about Locomotive No. 9351:

This loco is a result of a radical rebuild of a former ex-GWR Large Prairie (no 5193) and is designed around the GWR proposed Small Mogul design. The loco carries the number 9351 - which follows GWR practice for the first of a new class. The conversion has created considerable debate amongst the worldwide railway community.


Presumably the controversy is because they've taken an existing heritage locomotive and converted it to something that never really existed. I wouldn't know. As Kay says, we have no anoraks in our cupboards. I don't think we've even got any Thermos flasks. :twisted:
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Postby ruggie » Mon 17 Oct 2005 20:37 GMT

Interesting. Thanks.
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