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4082 Windsor Castle at Swindon Works for King George VI funeral. | by Russ Cribb
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4082 Windsor Castle at Swindon Works for King George VI funeral.

4082 Windsor Castle ( 7013 Bristol Castle ) photographed at Swindon works in 1952. When King George VI died in February 1952, number 4082 was in Swindon works for repairs. To keep with tradition, the number of 4082 together with the name of Windsor Castle and the commemorative plaques were transferred to number 7013 Bristol Castle to haul the funeral train. However, after the special train working, only the commemorative plaques were returned to the original engine and from then on number 7013 became the Royal engine, number 4082 Windsor Castle, and the original number 4082 became number 7013 Bristol Castle.

 

Photographed by my late father Ken Cribb

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Taken on November 11, 2012