Gwr 6000 Class 6023 King Edward II

Gwr 6000 Class 6023 King Edward II

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Great Western Railway 6000 Class 6023 King Edward II is a preserved steam locomotive. The locomotive was built at GWR's Swindon works in June 1930. For most of its working life it was allocated to Newton Abbott and Laira. It was withdrawn from Cardiff in June 1962, and was sent to Swindon for breaking up. It had one final unusual task coupled to its twin, 6024 King Edward I, it was towed over a bridge for weight testing purposes. Both locomotives survived and ended up being sold to Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, South Wales. Whilst King Edward I was saved in 1974, King Edward II remained at the scrapyard due to the rear driving wheels being badly damaged in a shunting accident. However as part of the 150th anniversary of GWR's formation in 1985, the hulk was acquired by Messrs Harvey of Bristol and was moved to a bay platform at Bristol Temple Meads railway station called the Fish Dock.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135788221
  • 9786135788228