c1935: GWR Manorbier Castle No.5005

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    Standard gauge 4-6-0 locomotive no.5005. One of the famous Castle class, designed by Collett and built in Swindon in 1927. In this photo she is seen with the experimental streamlining she carried from 1935-1940. Withdrawn 1960.

    Source: scan of a photograph in our image collection.
    Image P40232.
    Date: c1935
    Copyright: GWR/BRWR/Crown.
    Repository: Local Studies, Swindon Central Library.
    www.swindon.gov.uk/localstudies

    1. *Firefox 109 months ago

      I wonder if the benefits of the streamlining were more than offset by the weight penalty.

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