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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.  
     

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

 

         
  You may be interested in these railway books: Railway Book Catalogue    
Bath Green Park to Bristol
Branch Lines Around Wisbech
Branch Lines Around Cromer
         

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

 
       
 

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

 
       

     
         
  You may be interested in these railway books: Railway Book Catalogue    
Goods Traffic of the LNER
Didcot Engineman
The Great Western Railway from Dean to Churchward - Volume One
         


 
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King class 4-6-0 6020 "King Henry IV" at Saunderton.
 

     
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