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Framed Print : No D813 Diadem - Warship Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive

No D813 Diadem - Warship Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive




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No D813 Diadem - Warship Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive

Class 42, built by Swindon Works

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 440882

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12"x10" Modern Frame

Step into the world of steam engineering with our captivating Framed Prints from the Media Storehouse collection. This particular print showcases the No D813 Diadem, a masterpiece of the Warship Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive from the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway (GWR). Built at Swindon Works in 1959, this Class 42 locomotive is a testament to the engineering prowess of its time. Bring the magic of steam railways into your home or office with this beautifully framed print, a stunning addition to any room that celebrates the rich history of transportation.

10x8 Print in an MDF Wooden Frame with 180 gsm Satin Finish Paper. Glazed using shatter proof thin plexi glass. Frame thickness is 1 inch and depth 0.75 inch. Fluted cardboard backing held with clips. Supplied ready to hang with sawtooth hanger and rubber bumpers. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Packaged foam wrapped in a card.

Ready to Hang Contemporary Framed and Mounted Prints. To ensure the paper is held securely the visible print may be marginally smaller than the paper size.

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 24.4cm x 24.4cm (9.6" x 9.6")

Estimated Product Size is 30.5cm x 25.4cm (12" x 10")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

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


EDITORS COMMENTS
This photograph showcases the No D813 Diadem, a Warship Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive of the Great Western Railway (GWR). Built at the Swindon Works in 1958, this Class 42 locomotive was part of an innovative design that drew inspiration from the maritime world. The Warship Class locomotives were named for their distinctive hull-like shape and powerful presence, reflecting the engineering prowess of the GWR during the post-war era. The No D813 Diadem, in particular, is an intriguing example of this class. Its name, Diadem, refers to the traditional headband or crown worn by monarchs, symbolizing power and authority. The locomotive's sleek lines and imposing stature certainly evoke a sense of regal command. The Warship Class locomotives were designed to meet the growing demand for powerful and efficient diesel engines in the British railway system. They were built with advanced features, including a unique cooling system that utilized water-cooled cylinders and an air-cooled crankcase. This design allowed for improved performance and reliability, making the Warship Class locomotives a significant addition to the GWR fleet. The No D813 Diadem, along with its sister locomotives, saw extensive use on the GWR network, particularly on heavy freight and passenger services. Today, it is preserved at the Steam Museum of the GWR, a testament to the ingenuity and engineering excellence of the past. The photograph captures the essence of this magnificent machine, frozen in time, yet still exuding an aura of power and grace that continues to inspire awe in railway enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

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