Great Western Railway 4-6-0 No. 1014 'County of Glamorgan'
Didcot, Berkshire, UK
Location: Didcot Railway Centre
Status: Under Construction
Posted: Jan 1, 2023 @ 06:01:10 by Russell Newman
The construction of New-build replica GWR Hawksworth County Class 4-6-0 No. 1014 "County of Glamorgan" is progressing well at Didcot as the boiler and Cab have successfully been trial fitted to the locomotive and the newly constructed 8’6"wide Hawksworth tender is nearly complete. The boiler will soon be sent back to Heritage Boiler Steam Services of Liverpool for its final stages of construction and it is hoped that No. 1014 could be in steam later this year in 2023 or early 2024?
Posted: Sep 26, 2022 @ 14:09:58 by Russell Newman
A milestone has been reached on the construction of new build replica GWR Hawksworth County Class 4-6-0 No. 1014 "County of Glamorgan" as the newly rebuilt boiler and firebox from the now scrapped Doncaster built LMS 8F No. 48158 has successfully been fitted to the locomotive for the first time.
Posted: Jul 27, 2022 @ 05:07:47 by Russell Newman
The boiler for new build replica GWR Hawksworth County Class 4-6-0 No. 1014 "County of Glamorgan" is on its way to Didcot for trial fitting on the locomotive. The boiler which has been built using the firebox from the now scrapped Doncaster built LMS 8F No. 48158 with new barrel to it was despatched from Heritage Boiler Steam Services of Liverpool where it was rebuilt on the 6th of July 2022. Its planned to display No. 1014 as a complete locomotive for the first time in November 2022. After this No. 1014 will go back into the works at Didcot for the final stages of its construction.
Posted: Sep 19, 2020 @ 13:09:40 by Russell Newman
The new build replica Great Western Railway Hawksworth County Class 4-6-0 No. 1014 "County of Glamorgan" has reached another milestone with the fitment of her new smokebox with chimney and number in place. But the construction is still ongoing and to project still needs funding of £175.000 to complete the locomotive by 2022.
Posted: Sep 3, 2016 @ 17:09:34 by Russell Newman
Both locomotive and tender have been re-wheeled and work is concentrating on the firebox and building the boiler.
Posted: Jan 22, 2008 @ 07:01:02 by Steve Frost
The boiler from LMS 8F 48518 arrived at Didcot from Llangollen on 10th January 2008. The rest of the 8F, which moved from Barry on January 7th, remains at Llangollen.
Posted: Jan 3, 2008 @ 15:01:07 by Steve Frost
This project continues to move forward. As ever, the Great Western Society means business! The wheels have been cast and the axles and tyres are to be ordered form South Africa.
Posted: Apr 25, 2007 @ 14:04:45 by Steve Frost
The final development of the Great Western 2 cylinder 4-6-0, the 'County' class were all scrapped. However, the fact that so much of Great Western standardisation means that parts from other classes can be used to re-create lost types has spurred this project into being. The frames are from 'Hall' class 7929 'Willington Hall', which was dismantled at Llangollen to provide the boiler for the 'Grange' project (see 6880 'Betton Grange' at Llangollen, and notes on 'Willington Hall', shown at Didcot)

The boiler will be from LMS 2-8-0 No48518, which was dismantled at Llangollen and the remains are now at Ian Riley's in Bury. Now this boiler derives its ancestry from GWR practice, although it is domed and not tapered in quite the same way as a 'County' boiler, but it is very close. This boiler is currently at Crewe for modification as part of the project.

New components will be wheels and motion and a tender.