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Star Class locomotive, No. 4069, Westminster Abbey

Star Class locomotive, No. 4069, Westminster Abbey


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Filename: Westminster Abbey.jpg

Size: 1941 x 1158 (264KB)

Date: 9th September 2013

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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Star Class locomotive, No. 4069, Westminster Abbey

4-6-0 locomotive built January 1923. Originally named Margam Abbey, but became Westminster Abbey in May 1923

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Media ID 8842015

4 6 0 Star 4069 Westminster Abbey


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This print showcases the magnificent Star Class locomotive, No. 4069, proudly standing in front of the iconic Westminster Abbey. Built in January 1923 as Margam Abbey, this remarkable 4-6-0 locomotive was later renamed Westminster Abbey in May of the same year. Its powerful presence and elegant design perfectly complement the grandeur of its backdrop. The image captures a moment frozen in time, where history and innovation intertwine harmoniously. The meticulously crafted details of the locomotive are evident - from its sleek lines to its polished exterior - a testament to the craftsmanship that went into creating such an engineering marvel. As one gazes at this photograph, it is impossible not to be transported back to an era when steam ruled supreme and railways were at their zenith. The juxtaposition between technology and tradition is striking; here we have a symbol of modernity set against one of Britain's most revered landmarks. Preserved within STEAM Museum of GWR, this print serves as a reminder of our rich railway heritage and pays homage to those who dedicated their lives to pushing boundaries and connecting communities through rail travel. Whether you are an enthusiast or simply appreciate beauty captured on film, this image encapsulates both power and grace – a timeless tribute to an extraordinary piece of machinery against the backdrop of one Britain's most cherished architectural wonders.

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