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Poster 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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18x24 inch Poster Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse collection of poster prints, featuring the iconic "No D813 Diadem" - a Warship Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive from the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway (GWR). This impressive machine, built at Swindon Works in 1959 (Class 42), is a testament to the rich railway history of the GWR. Our high-quality poster prints bring the intricate details and vibrant colors of this steam engine to life, making it an excellent addition to any railway enthusiast's wall. Capture the essence of the past with our authentic and captivating poster prints.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes. Printed on 150 gsm Matte Paper for a natural feel and supplied rolled in a tube. Great for framing and should last many years. To clean wipe with a microfiber, non-abrasive cloth or napkin. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 61.6cm x 46.3cm (24.3" x 18.2")

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.


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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