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GWR King Class 4-6-0 Locos

Designed by Charles B Collett

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King class 4-6-0 6008 "King James II" at High Wycombe.
  
     
  The King class 4-6-0s were designed under the leadership of the Great Western Railway's Chief Mechanical Engineer, Charles Collett.  With their distinctive curved outside steam pipes and outside bearings on their leading bogie wheels they were introduced to traffic in 1927.  
     

    

King class 4-6-0 6023 "King Edward II" built Swindon 1930 at Didcot 7th August 2012.

    

King class 4-6-0.  An unidentified member of the class hauling the "Cambrian Coast Express" at Saunderton.

    
King class 4-6-0 6023 "King Edward II" built Swindon 1930 at Didcot 7th August 2012.

 
  

Diagram of GWR King class 4-6-0 steam locomotive

 
       
 

Class: 
Builder: 
Driving Wheels: 
Cylinders: 
Boiler Pressure: 
Tractive Effort: 

King Class
GWR Swindon Works
6' 6"
4 (16.5 x 28 ins)
250 lbs / sq in
40,300 lbs 

 
       

         
 

King class 4-6-0 6023 "King Edward II" built Swindon 1930 at Didcot 7th August 2012.

  

Sectioned view of a King class locomotive.

 


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