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Class 42 Warship Locomotive No. D830 Majestic refuelling plant at Swindon Works

Class 42 Warship Locomotive No. D830 Majestic refuelling plant at Swindon Works


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Filename: 5.1 Warship.jpg

Size: 2081 x 1267 (2.5MB)

Date: 25th January 2022

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: D21 50

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Class 42 Warship Locomotive No. D830 Majestic refuelling plant at Swindon Works

Class 42 Warship Locomotive No. D830 Majestic at the fuelling plant in Swindon.
A diesel hydraulic engine type built at Swindon Works between 1958 and 1961. They were based on the German V200 class of locomotive and their light weight was suited to the steep gradients on parts of the Western Region network

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Diesel Swindon Warship


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In this print from the STEAM Museum of the GWR, we are transported back in time to witness a remarkable moment at Swindon Works. The image showcases Class 42 Warship Locomotive No. D830 Majestic as it stands proudly at the refuelling plant, ready to conquer new frontiers. Built between 1958 and 1961 at Swindon Works, these diesel hydraulic engines were inspired by the renowned German V200 class of locomotives. Their lightweight design made them perfectly suited for navigating the challenging gradients found on various sections of the Western Region network. The photograph captures a sense of power and elegance as Class 42 Warship Locomotive No. D830 Majestic takes center stage amidst its surroundings. Its sleek lines and formidable presence hint at its ability to traverse vast distances with ease. Swindon Works served as an essential hub for innovation and engineering excellence during this era, producing exceptional locomotives that propelled Britain's railway system forward. This particular image pays homage to both the craftsmanship involved in constructing such magnificent machines and their vital role in connecting communities across the country. As we gaze upon this snapshot frozen in time, we can't help but marvel at how technology has evolved since then while appreciating the enduring legacy left behind by these iconic warships of rail travel.

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