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Old 11-04-2018, 10:13 AM   #1
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Built in 1874, seen here at Kidderminster station, SVR on Saturday 7th April 2018.





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What a lovely loco. I see it has a copper capped chimney, very GWR.
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What a lovely loco. I see it has a copper capped chimney, very GWR.
She is a beaut bud, sounds great too and is surprisingly quick!
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Lovely loco indeed. One thing which makes me smile about loco design of the era was the designers early cab ideas seemed to be to make a cab in which the crew had the least possible protection from the elements possible. While the better clases had nice cosy carridges to ride around in.
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At least the cab had a back be it a tad small.
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Lovely loco indeed. One thing which makes me smile about loco design of the era was the designers early cab ideas seemed to be to make a cab in which the crew had the least possible protection from the elements possible. While the better clases had nice cosy carridges to ride around in.
It could have been to make them work harder in order to keep warm the bad weather lol

From books i have read it seems that some of the GWR loco's had awful cabs when it came to crew protection.
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More info on her here http://kwvr.co.uk/steam-train/haydoc...k-bellerophon/
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Even express locos like the Star class had small cabs.
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I know that. That is what I was saying Brian. At that time all the effort was put into the engineering design or the mechanical design of it but the comfort of the crew was hardly given any consideration.
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I know you knew. Just saying size didnít matter. In fact the GWR Great Bear had a pathetic cab.
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