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7 King Class Locomotives at Swindon Shed, 1930



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7 King Class Locomotives at Swindon Shed, 1930

From l-r: No 6005 King George II, No 6008 King James II, No 6017 King Edward IV, No 6020 King Henry IV, No 6022 King Edward III, No 6023 King Edward II, No 6024 King Edward I

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Media ID 7478011

4 6 0 King Swindon


20"x16" (51x41cm) Canvas Print

Step back in time with our stunning Media Storehouse Canvas Print featuring "7 King Class Locomotives at Swindon Shed, 1930" from STEAM Museum of the GWR. Witness the grandeur of history with this captivating image of seven majestic King Class locomotives, including No 6005 King George II, No 6008 King James II, No 6017 King Edward IV, No 6020 King Henry IV, No 6022 King Edward III, No 6023 King Edward II, and No 6024 King Edward I. Each locomotive is meticulously depicted in its prime, exuding power and elegance. Bring this nostalgic scene into your home or office and let the magic of steam railway history unfold before your eyes. Order now and experience the thrill of the past, every day.

Delivered stretched and ready to hang our premium quality canvas prints are made from a polyester/cotton blend canvas and stretched over a 1.25" (32mm) kiln dried knot free wood stretcher bar. Packaged in a plastic bag and secured to a cardboard insert for safe transit.

Canvas Prints add colour, depth and texture to any space. Professionally Stretched Canvas over a hidden Wooden Box Frame and Ready to Hang

Estimated Product Size is 50.8cm x 40.6cm (20" x 16")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


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This photograph captures the grandeur of Swindon Shed in 1930, home to seven majestic King Class locomotives. From left to right, No 6005 King George II, No 6008 King James II, No 6017 King Edward IV, No 6020 King Henry IV, No 6022 King Edward III, No 6023 King Edward II, and No 6024 King Edward I, are all proudly displayed in their pristine condition. The King Class locomotives, also known as the 4-6-0s, were the largest and most powerful express passenger locomotives in the Great Western Railway (GWR) fleet. Built between 1925 and 1930, these locomotives were designed to haul the heaviest express trains on the GWR network, including the famous Cornish Riviera Express. Swindon Shed, located in Swindon, Wiltshire, was the largest locomotive works in the world at the time and was responsible for the maintenance and repair of over 1,000 locomotives. The shed was a hive of activity, with locomotives being serviced, repaired, and prepared for their next journeys. The photograph provides a glimpse into the past, showcasing the impressive size and power of the King Class locomotives, as well as the meticulous care taken in their maintenance. The shed's high arched roofs and rows of locomotives create a sense of grandeur and importance, reflecting the vital role these engines played in the railway network of the time. This photograph is a testament to the engineering prowess of the GWR and the importance of Swindon Shed in maintaining its fleet. It is a reminder of a bygone era, when steam locomotives ruled the rails and the sight of these magnificent machines was a common one on the railway network.

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