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King George V

A steam locomotive of Great Western Railway Class 6000 4-6-0. They were powerful locomotives named after Kings of England. This one featured here is the first No. 6000 King George V built in 1927 at Swindon and withdrawn in 1962. There were several others as well to be named after monarchs (6001, 6002 and so on) but over time they were scrapped or were involved in crashes. 4-6-0 refers to the wheel nomenclature, implying 4 leading wheels, 6 powered wheels and no trailing wheels.

King George V

A steam locomotive of Great Western Railway Class 6000 4-6-0. They were powerful locomotives named after Kings of England. This one featured here is the first No. 6000 King George V built in 1927 at Swindon and withdrawn in 1962. There were several others as well to be named after monarchs (6001, 6002 and so on) but over time they were scrapped or were involved in crashes. 4-6-0 refers to the wheel nomenclature, implying 4 leading wheels, 6 powered wheels and no trailing wheels.

comments (11)

  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Dec 2010, 06:57
I declare, Ayush. Between you and a couple other guys here on SC I'm getting my education about all these classic beauties from Britain's past glory days. This past year Astrid and I went to the steam festival in nearby Dordrecht, here in Holland, and even rode one of the classic trains. I can definitely see the appeal!
Ayush Basu: Glad you liked it! I do find it fascinating that these now "retired" beauties saw so much action in times past.
A wonderful way to introduce a steam engine enhanced by a very interesting editorial! An angle shooting original!
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Mathilde.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Dec 2010, 07:16
A powerful image
Ayush Basu: And powerful locos too, I recall the diameter of the driving wheels were just about my height!
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 17 Dec 2010, 08:02
the red is sprakly... love that
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Dec 2010, 09:30
Nice shot with the angle and all.
  • Tamara
  • Belgium
  • 17 Dec 2010, 10:42
Fantastic capture ! The bright colors are marvelous and I love your POV... well done smile
A great choice of viewpoint and lovely crisp colours
I love the angle. I remember these well from my childhood. Trainspotting at Exeter St David's Station smile
I'm one of the guys Ginnie refers to, this is a most unusual, and very effective angle for this shot.
Did you see the Magic Roundabout in Swindon?!
Ayush Basu: Never been to Swindon, the above picture was taken at National Railway Museum at York.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 18 Dec 2010, 20:31
i like the symmetric look here. well done!

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