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Queen Mary on the footplate of No 4082 Windsor Castle, 1924

Queen Mary on the footplate of No 4082 Windsor Castle, 1924


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Date: 19th November 2007

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Queen Mary on the footplate of No 4082 Windsor Castle, 1924

King George V and Queen Mary visited Swindon Works in April 1924. They arrived and departed on Windsor Castle. Charles Collett (Chief Mechanical Engineer) can be seen leaning out of the cab

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

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4 6 0 Castle King George V Royalty Swindon Windsor Queen Mary


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This photograph captures a historic moment in Swindon Works' history, as Queen Mary and King George V pay a visit in April 1924. The royal couple arrived and departed from the site aboard the iconic steam locomotive No. 4082 Windsor Castle. In the image, the Queen, dressed in an elegant coat and hat, sits confidently on the footplate of the engine, while King George V stands beside her, deep in conversation with Swindon Works' Chief Mechanical Engineer, Charles Collett. Collett, wearing his signature bowler hat and overcoat, leans out of the cab, gesturing towards the engine's controls with a sense of pride and expertise. The visit was a significant event for the Swindon Works community, and this photograph serves as a lasting testament to the royal connection and the importance of steam railways in the early 20th century." "The Great Western Railway (GWR) was renowned for its advanced engineering and innovative designs, and the visit by the royal family was an opportunity to showcase the company's achievements. Windsor Castle, one of the most powerful and impressive 4-6-0 locomotives of the era, was a fitting choice for the occasion. This photograph offers a unique glimpse into Swindon Works' past, highlighting the intersection of royalty, engineering, and the spirit of innovation that defined the age of steam railways." "The intricate details of the steam engine, the regal attire of the Queen and King George V, and the warm, natural lighting of the scene all contribute to the timeless charm of this photograph. It is a reminder of the rich history of Swindon Works and the GWR, and the enduring allure of the steam railway era.

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