Great Western Saint Class LocomotivesGreat Western Saint Class Locomotives



This book should appeal to those interested in the history of Great Western Locomotive development as well as modellers of the Great Western and Western Region.

Author: Laurence Waters

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473850354

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Page: 144

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Churchwards 2 cylinder Saint Class 4-6-0s were arguably one of the most important locomotive developments of the twentieth century. The seventy-seven members of the class were so successful that most of the other railway companies in this country used the same 2 cylinder 4-6-0 formula in the design of their own mixed traffic locomotives. Over the years the Saints saw a number of modifications, with many of the class passing into BR ownership. The last member of the class, no. 2920 Saint Martin, was withdrawn from service in 1953 and was sadly not preserved. However, the Great Western Society are now constructing a replica Saint at Didcot Railway Centre. Numbered 2999 it will be named Lady of Legend.In this book author Laurence Waters charts the remarkable history of the class from the construction of the prototype Saint at Swindon in 1902, right through to the final withdrawals in 1953. Using many previously unpublished black and white photographs, accompanied by informative captions, each member of the class is illustrated. This book should appeal to those interested in the history of Great Western Locomotive development as well as modellers of the Great Western and Western Region.

Great Western Star Class LocomotivesGreat Western Star Class Locomotives



The history and development of these fine locomotives are described in detail in
my book The Great Western Saint Class 4-6-0s. With the success of the Saints,
Churchward now turned his attention to producing an even more powerful 4-6-0 ...

Author: Laurence Waters

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473871045

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Page: 152

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Designed by G.J. Churchward, no. 40 was constructed at Swindon in April 1906. It was Swindon’s first 4 cylinder simple engine and was the forerunner of Churchward’s famous 4 cylinder Star Class 4-6-0s. Initially built as a 4-4-2 Atlantic, no. 40 was named North Star in September 1906, rebuilt as a 4-6-0 in 1909, and renumbered 4000 in 1913. Including no. 40, the Star class eventually numbered seventy-three locomotives, all built at Swindon in batches between 1906 and 1923. In service the Stars proved to be both free-running and reliable locomotives, and for many years were used to haul the Great Western’s top link services, including the world-famous ‘Cornish Riviera Express’. The introduction of the Collett Castle Class 4-6-0s in 1923, and the King Class 4-6-0s in 1927, saw the Stars relegated to secondary passenger, freight and parcels services. A number of Stars were rebuilt by Collett as Castles, including the prototype no. 4000 North Star, but the remaining Stars continued to give good service. At Nationalisation in 1948, no less than forty-seven of these fine locomotives passed into Western Region ownership, the last example, no. 4056 Princess Margaret, being withdrawn in October 1957. In this book, Laurence Waters charts the history of the class from the prototype, right through to the final workings in October 1957. Using many previously unpublished photographs from the Great Western Trust photographic collection, accompanied by informative captions, every member of the Class is illustrated. This book should appeal to those interested in the history of Great Western locomotive development as well as modellers of the Great Western and Western Region.

An Introduction to Great Western Locomotive DevelopmentAn Introduction to Great Western Locomotive Development



Churchward 2900 (Saint) class Builders GWR/Swindon Dates Built 1902-1913
Number Built 77 Route Colour Red Power Class C Tractive Effort 20,500-25,000
lbs Driving Wheel Size 6ft 81⁄2in Cylinder Dimensions 18in x 30in, later 181⁄2in x
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Author: Jim Champ

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473877856

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Page: 360

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The first thought, when contemplating a new study of the Great Western Railway locomotive fleet, must surely be to ask what can there be left to say? But there is no single source which gives a general introduction to the Great Western locomotive fleet. There are monographs on individual classes, an excellent multi-volume detail study from the RCTS, and superb collections of photographs, but nothing that brings it all together. This work is intended to provide that general introduction.The volume begins with a series of short essays covering general trends in design development, whilst the main body of the volume covers individual classes. For each class there is a small table containing some principal dimensions and paragraphs of text, covering an introduction, renumbering, key changes in the development of the class and information on withdrawal.The volume concludes with appendices covering the development and types of standard boilers, the various numbering schemes used by the GWR, the arcane subject of locomotive diagrams and lot numbers, and a short reference on the many lines the GWR engulfed.The majority of illustrations are new profile drawings to a consistent format. Described as sketches, they are drawn to a consistent scale, but do not claim to be scale drawings. Much minor equipment has been omitted and the author has certainly not dared to include rivets! Although most are based around GWR weight diagrams, they are not simple traces of the original drawings. Detail has been added from other sources, components copied from different drawings and details have been checked against historical and modern photographs. One must also bear in mind that steam locomotives were not mass produced. Minor fittings frequently varied in position and changes were made over the locomotives' lifetimes. Nevertheless, this collection of drawings provides a uniquely consistent view of the GWR locomotive fleet.

GWR Locomotives The Hall ClassGWR Locomotives The Hall Class



Photograph of original Saint drawing and later Collett tender, Didcot Railway
Centre (DRC), home of the Great Western Society (GWS). August 2018. (Author)
The tender on the other hand is a relatively modern Collett Intermediate design of
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Author: Allen Jackson

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445693156

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Page: 96

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A fascinating illustrated insight into this iconic Hall Class of locomotuves used by the Great Western Railway.

Great Western Halls and Modified HallsGreat Western Halls and Modified Halls



The Hall class were among the largest mixed traffic steam locomotives that ran throughout this country, and this is the first serious volume to focus on them in fifty years.

Author: Laurence Waters

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473830103

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Page: 160

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The gradual growth of the railways in Britain during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, in both passenger and freight traffic, saw the requirement for a more powerful and versatile type of motive power mixed traffic locomotives. The construction of Great Western Halls and Modified Halls gave the Great Western a superb all round locomotive, and for thirty-six years they operated passenger and freight services over the Great Western, and later Western Region. The Hall class were among the largest mixed traffic steam locomotives that ran throughout this country, and this is the first serious volume to focus on them in fifty years. The book charts the history of both classes, from their construction and withdrawal, to their design, development and eventual scrapping. With over 200 black and white, and colour photographs, accompanied by informative captions, each member of the classes is excellently illustrated. It will appeal greatly to those interested in the history of Great Western Locomotive development.

Steam LocomotivesSteam Locomotives



GWR City class - 1903 Great Western developments During the early 1900s the
Great Western Railway ( GWR ) made a ... This was the first of 52 Saint class
locomotives which , like the Cities , were superheated later with beneficial results
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Author: Luciano Greggio

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: UVA:X001014216

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Page: 263

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Presents a complete history of steam locomotive developments, featuring full technical specifications of over 500 locomotive types from all over the world

An Outline of Great Western Locomotive Practice 1837 1947An Outline of Great Western Locomotive Practice 1837 1947



In 1928 came the first of the numerous “ Hall ” class , based on the rebuilt Saint
Martin which had been given 6 ft . dia . wheels . No . 4901 was virtually
Churchward ' s “ Saintclass as regards boiler , cylinders , motion , frames and
bogie , but ...

Author: Harold Holcroft

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041648507

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Page: 168

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Locomotive Railway Carriage and Wagon ReviewLocomotive Railway Carriage and Wagon Review



In connection with Mr . Ahrons ' remarks concerning shortly be running on the
Great Western Ry . the use of outside cylinders on the Highland Ry . , it by
courtesy of Mr . Churchward , the locomotive may be mentioned that many of the
drivers have a very superintendent ... 3628 Central , class have ever been other
than “ Deeley " compounds . ... de Saints Peres , Geneva - GroKG ET Cuk , Rue
Corruterie .

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ISBN: UOM:39015075035405

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Locomotive Railway Carriage and Wagon ReviewLocomotive Railway Carriage and Wagon Review



It was the same with the 2-6-4 tanks , in comparison with the Great Western 51XX
class . ... interesting to compare the ratio of heating surface provided by the
superheater elements to that of the tubes in the new L.M.S.R. designs with that of
other well - known locomotives . ... Engine Class G.W.R. Saint G.W.R. Star
L.N.W.R. ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112007929174

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The Case of the Hail Mary CelesteThe Case of the Hail Mary Celeste



The Great Western Railway really was my mother. ... at the Weeping Cross
Railway Servants' Orphanage in 1914, the birth arranged in sucha fashion that
the first thing I saw upon openingmy eyes in thisworld was a 460 Saint class
locomotive.

Author: Malcolm Pryce

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408851937

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Page: 352

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Jack Wenlock is the last of the Railway Goslings: that fabled cadre of railway detectives created at the Weeping Cross Railway Servants' Orphanage, who trod the corridors of the GWR trains in the years 1925 to 1947. Sworn to uphold the name of God's Wonderful Railway, Jack keeps the trains free of fare dodgers and purse-stealers, bounders and confidence tricksters, German spies and ladies of the night. But now, as the clock ticks down towards the nationalisation of the railways Jack finds himself investigating a case that begins with an abducted great aunt, but soon develops into something far darker and more dangerous. It reaches up to the corridors of power and into the labyrinth of the greatest mystery in all the annals of railway lore – the disappearance in 1915 of twenty-three nuns from the 7.25 Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads, or the case of the 'Hail Mary' Celeste. Shady government agents, drunken riverboat captains, a missing manuscript and a melancholic gorilla all collide on a journey that will take your breath away.