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Photographic Print : No 5051 Drysllwyn Castle outside Swindon Works

No 5051 Drysllwyn Castle outside Swindon Works




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No 5051 Drysllwyn Castle outside Swindon Works

4-6-0 Castle class locomotive. Built 1936

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 413724

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10"x8" Photo Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse collection of photographic prints, featuring this stunning image of No. 5051 Drysllwyn Castle outside Swindon Works. This 4-6-0 Castle class locomotive, built in 1936, is a testament to the rich railway heritage of the Great Western Railway. Each print captures the intricate details and raw power of this iconic steam engine, transporting you back in time to the golden age of rail travel. Add this captivating piece to your collection and bring the magic of steam into your home or office.

Photo prints are produced on Kodak professional photo paper resulting in timeless and breath-taking prints which are also ideal for framing. The colors produced are rich and vivid, with accurate blacks and pristine whites, resulting in prints that are truly timeless and magnificent. Whether you're looking to display your prints in your home, office, or gallery, our range of photographic prints are sure to impress. Dimensions refers to the size of the paper in inches.

Our Photo Prints are in a large range of sizes and are printed on Archival Quality Paper for excellent colour reproduction and longevity. They are ideal for framing (our Framed Prints use these) at a reasonable cost. Alternatives include cheaper Poster Prints and higher quality Fine Art Paper, the choice of which is largely dependant on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 25.4cm x 20.3cm (10" x 8")

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.


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No. 5051 Drysllwyn Castle, a majestic 4-6-0 Castle class locomotive built in 1936, is captured outside Swindon Works in this evocative photograph from the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway (GWR). This locomotive, numbered 5051, was part of a series of 100 locomotives designed by Charles Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the GWR, between 1923 and 1950. The Castle class locomotives were named after Welsh castles and were renowned for their power, agility, and elegant design. The photograph showcases the locomotive in its industrial setting, with the imposing red brick walls of Swindon Works in the background. The steam engine, adorned with intricate details and ornate castings, stands proudly on the railway tracks, its large chimney billowing out plumes of white steam. The engine's polished brass fittings and gleaming metal surfaces reflect the sunlight, adding to its striking appearance. The Castle class locomotives were the backbone of the GWR's express passenger services during the interwar period and into the 1960s. They were capable of reaching impressive speeds, making them ideal for long-distance journeys. The locomotive in this photograph, No. 5051 Drysllwyn Castle, would have been a familiar sight on the railways of the south-west of England and Wales. The Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway is home to an impressive collection of historic locomotives and railway memorabilia. This photograph of No. 5051 Drysllwyn Castle outside Swindon Works is a testament to the rich railway heritage of the GWR and the enduring appeal of these magnificent steam engines.

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