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No 4079 Pendennis Castle

No 4079 Pendennis Castle


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Date: 20th February 2007

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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No 4079 Pendennis Castle

4-6-0 Castle class locomotive. Built 1924

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

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No. 4079 Pendennis Castle, a magnificent 4-6-0 Castle class steam locomotive built in 1924, proudly takes center stage in this photograph from the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway (GWR). This iconic locomotive, named after the historic fortress in Cornwall, is a testament to the engineering prowess of its time. The Castle class was designed by Charles Collett, Chief Mechanical Engineer of the GWR, between 1923 and 1927. No. 4079, with its distinctive casing and large chimney, is a prime example of the class's elegant and powerful design. The locomotive's nameplate, adorned with intricate detailing and the GWR crest, adds to its regal appearance. This photograph captures No. 4079 in its element, surrounded by the verdant landscape of a bygone era. The steam billowing from its chimney, the sparks flying from its exhaust, and the intricate details of its engineering on full display - all contribute to the mesmerizing scene. The locomotive's presence is undeniably commanding, evoking a sense of awe and wonder. The Castle class locomotives were known for their versatility and power, capable of hauling heavy passenger and freight trains with ease. No. 4079, with its impressive specifications, including a 6,020-pound boiler pressure and a top speed of 75 miles per hour, was no exception. This photograph is a reminder of the rich history of steam railways and the engineering marvels that once dominated the rails. No. 4079 Pendennis Castle stands as a symbol of the past, a testament to the ingenuity and passion that drove the railway industry forward. The Steam Museum of the GWR is proud to preserve this piece of history for future generations to appreciate and be inspired by.

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