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Great Western Railway No. 3822 Didcot, Berkshire
Photo Copyright © Neil Carr
Photo Copyright © Phil Scott
The impressive bulk of this Great Western Railway freight loco. Although this one was built in 1940, the design dates back to 1903 when the prototype was introduced, with series production beginning two years later. The first 'consolidation' built for use in the UK, they were a leap forward for the GWR and they continued to do the job until the early 1960s.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
It looks just as good from the rear. If it looks right, it probably is right, they say.
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A detail shot of the right hand side cylinder. Notice that the valve gear is between the frames, but the valve chest is outside. The valve rod is driven by rocking levers from the valve gear. A typical Great Western Railway feature is the crosshead driven vacuum pump.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
The tender.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
The Stephenson link valve gear seen between the frames.
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On the footplate, not the most modern layout considering the build date for the loco, but standard GWR practice.
Photo Copyright © Robin R Beck
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