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No 6000 King George V in Swindon Works




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No 6000 King George V in Swindon Works

4-6-0 King class locomotive. Built 1927

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 413745

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King Swindon Works


10"x8" Photo Print

Discover the rich history of steam railways with our stunning photographic print from the Media Storehouse collection. This captivating image showcases No. 6000 King George V, a 4-6-0 King class locomotive built in 1927, as it proudly stands in Swindon Works at the STEAM Museum of the GWR. Relive the golden age of steam with this beautiful print, an essential addition to any railway enthusiast's collection or a thoughtful gift for someone who appreciates the history and engineering marvels of the past. Bring the magic of steam railways into your home or office and let the story of No. 6000 King George V inspire you every day.

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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EDITORS COMMENTS
No. 6000 King George V" is a magnificent 4-6-0 King class steam locomotive, proudly displayed at the STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. This iconic locomotive was built at Swindon Works in 1927, a testament to the engineering prowess of the time. The King class locomotives, designed by George Churchward, were a significant advancement in steam locomotive technology. They were built to haul heavy express passenger trains on the Great Western Railway (GWR) network. No. 6000, named after King George V, is a prime example of this engineering marvel. The locomotive's exterior is adorned with intricate details, from the large, round belly tank to the elegant curves of the boiler and chimney. The number plate and nameplate, proudly bearing the monarch's name and the locomotive's number, add to its regal appearance. The interior of the locomotive is equally impressive. The cab is spacious and well-equipped, with a large firebox and a powerful boiler that could generate enough steam to propel the 100-tonne locomotive at speeds of up to 75 miles per hour. The engine room houses the massive pistons and connecting rods, which transfer the power from the steam to the wheels. No. 6000 King George V played an essential role in the GWR's history, pulling heavy express passenger trains across the network. It was retired from service in the late 1960s, but its legacy lives on at the STEAM Museum, where it serves as a reminder of the golden age of steam rail travel. Visitors to the museum can step back in time and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a bygone era as they explore the exhibits, including No. 6000 King George V. The locomotive is a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the engineers who built it and the passion of the volunteers who keep its memory alive.

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