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No. 6000, King George V

No. 6000, King George V


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Filename: L14a 077.jpg

Size: 2928 x 2346 (1.8MB)

Date: 31st August 2012

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: L14a 077

Copyright Status: In Copyright

© Roy Nash / STEAM Museum of the GWR

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No. 6000, King George V

4-6-0 King Class locomotive, built 1927. Now in preservation

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

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© Roy Nash / STEAM Museum of the GWR

4 6 0 King King George V


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This stunning photograph captures the majesty and power of No. 6000, King George V, a 4-6-0 King Class locomotive built by the Great Western Railway (GWR) in 1927. Named in honor of the then-reigning monarch, King George V, this locomotive was one of the most advanced and powerful steam engines of its time. The King Class locomotives were designed by the legendary engineer, George Churchward, and represented the pinnacle of GWR steam locomotive technology. With a total weight of over 100 tons, these engines were capable of reaching impressive speeds and hauling heavy trains up steep gradients. No. 6000, King George V, is seen here in all its glory, with its polished brass fittings, gleaming black engine body, and the distinctive red and gold livery of the GWR. The engine's large wheels and intricate detailing are a testament to the craftsmanship and engineering prowess of the time. Now in preservation, No. 6000 continues to be a popular attraction for railway enthusiasts and history buffs alike. It serves as a reminder of the golden age of steam rail travel and the engineering marvels that made it possible. This photograph is a tribute to the enduring legacy of the Great Western Railway and the iconic steam engines that helped shape the history of rail transport in Britain.

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