Great Western Manor Class

Great Western Manor Class

Great Western Manor Class

The 30 Manor class 4-6-0s were designed by CB Collett in 1938, and built by the Great Western, and the Western Region at Swindon in two batches, 20 in 1938/9, and 10 in 1950. In order to save money the first 20 members of the class were built using parts from withdrawn 4300 class 2-6-0s, and were coupled to refurbished Churchward 3,500 gallon tenders. The lighter 4-6-0s Manors were given blue route classification which allowed them to work over many secondary lines.The construction of the Manors completed the final stage of Colletts plan to provide a full range of 4-6-0 tender locomotives for Great Western passenger services.Over the years the Manors saw extensive use on services in the South West, West Wales and ex-Cambrian Lines in North Wales. They provided motive power for both the Pembroke Coast Express and the Cambrian Coast Express. Many of the class lasted to the end of steam traction on the Western Region, with the last examples being withdrawn in November 1965. Remarkably of the original 30 members of the class no fewer than 9 have survived.In this book, author Laurence Waters charts the history of the class from their construction at Swindon in 1938, right through to the final withdrawals in 1965. Using many previously unpublished black and white, and colour photographs, accompanied by informative captions, each member of the class is illustrated. This book should appeal to those interested in the history of Great Western Locomotive development as well as modellers of the Great Western and Western Region.

GWR Locomotives The Manor Class

GWR Locomotives  The Manor Class

GWR Locomotives The Manor Class

A fascinating and lavishly illustrated guide to this iconic Great Western Railway locomotive Manor Class.

Preserved Great Western Railway Steam Locomotives

Preserved Great Western Railway Steam Locomotives

Preserved Great Western Railway Steam Locomotives

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: GWR 2800 Class 2807, GWR 3700 Class 3440 City of Truro, GWR 4000 Class 4003 Lode Star, GWR 4073 Class 4073 Caerphilly Castle, GWR 4073 Class 4079 Pendennis Castle, GWR 4073 Class 5029 Nunney Castle, GWR 4073 Class 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, GWR 4073 Class 5051 Earl Bathurst, GWR 4073 Class 5080 Defiant, GWR 4073 Class 7027 Thornbury Castle, GWR 4073 Class 7029 Clun Castle, GWR 4200 Class 4277, GWR 4575 Class 5542, GWR 4900 Class 4920 Dumbleton Hall, GWR 4900 Class 4930 Hagley Hall, GWR 4900 Class 4936 Kinlet Hall, GWR 4900 Class 4942 Maindy Hall, GWR 4900 Class 4953 Pitchford Hall, GWR 4900 Class 4965 Rood Ashton Hall, GWR 4900 Class 4979 Wootton Hall, GWR 4900 Class 5900 Hinderton Hall, GWR 4900 Class 5952 Cogan Hall, GWR 4900 Class 5967 Bickmarsh Hall, GWR 4900 Class 5972 Olton Hall, GWR 6000 Class 6000 King George V, GWR 6000 Class 6023 King Edward II, GWR 6000 Class 6024 King Edward I, GWR 6800 Class 6880 Betton Grange, GWR 7800 Class 7802 Bradley Manor, GWR 7800 Class 7808 Cookham Manor, GWR 7800 Class 7812 Erlestoke Manor, GWR 7800 Class 7819 Hinton Manor, GWR 7800 Class 7820 Dinmore Manor, GWR 7800 Class 7821 Ditcheat Manor, GWR 7800 Class 7822 Foxcote Manor, GWR 7800 Class 7827 Lydham Manor, GWR 7800 Class 7828 Odney Manor, GWR No. 1340 Trojan, Preserved GWR Modified Hall Class locomotives. Excerpt: Number 3440 City Of Truro is a Great Western Railway (GWR) 3700 (or 'City') Class 4-4-0 locomotive, designed by George Jackson Churchward and built at the GWR Swindon Works in 1903. (It was rebuilt to a limited extent in 1911 and 1915, and renumbered 3717 in 1912). It is one of the contenders for the first steam locomotive to travel in excess of 100 miles per hour (160.9 km/h). Its maximum speed has been the subject of much debate over the years. The locomotive was the eighth of a batch of ten locomotives...

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