World War, Great Western Railway, Swindon Works
Always a stickler for tradition, the Great Western Railway adorned its locomotives with victorian-style trimmings long after other companies abandoned them. Here the GWR's first locomotive to be turned out from Swindon Works after the first World War exhibits its classic polished brass safety valve bonnet, copper-capped chimney and pre-war livery, in September 1923. *** Local Caption *** THE GWR's first engine since the end of the first world war to be turned out with a polished steam dome and a copper topped smokestack and with pre-war painting.September 1923.
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