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GWR (replica) No. 'Iron Duke' Didcot, Berkshire
'Iron Duke's large single driving wheels and the outside frame plates carrying the loco name.
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Rear three quarter view.
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The leading axles - not a truck. The axles are carried on the main frame of the loco. Technically it is a 2-2-2-2.
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Front end showing the ex-austerity cylinders with their slide valve covers.
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The very exposed footplate. Early railway locos like this were capable of prodigious speeds, given the very limited braking and the unsophisticated traffic control of the period. All things considered, they were brave men who drove a machine like this at speed.
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