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Star Class, No. 4069, Westminster Abbey, 1927

Star Class, No. 4069, Westminster Abbey, 1927


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Filename: Westminster Abbey2.jpg

Size: 2036 x 1344 (257KB)

Date: 9th September 2013

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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Star Class, No. 4069, Westminster Abbey, 1927

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

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 8842017

4 6 0 Star Class 4069 Westminster Abbey


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This print from the STEAM Museum of the GWR takes us back to a momentous era in British railway history. The image showcases the majestic Star Class No. 4069 locomotive, resplendent against the backdrop of Westminster Abbey in 1927. This powerful steam engine, built in January 1923, originally bore the name Margam Abbey before being rechristened as Westminster Abbey just a few months later. The photograph captures both the grandeur of this iconic locomotive and its historical significance. The Star Class No. 4069 was one of many remarkable engines that propelled Britain's railways into a new age of transportation during the early twentieth century. With its distinctive 4-6-0 wheel arrangement, this magnificent machine symbolizes an era when steam power ruled supreme. As we gaze at this evocative image, we are transported back to a time when train travel represented progress and adventure for countless individuals across Great Britain. It serves as a reminder of how these mighty machines connected people and places, shaping communities and forging national identity. Preserved within this print is not only an exquisite visual representation but also a testament to human ingenuity and engineering prowess. It stands as an enduring tribute to those who designed, built, operated, and maintained these incredible locomotives that played such an integral role in our nation's past

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