Gwr Locomotive Numbering and Classification

Gwr Locomotive Numbering and Classification

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The GWR was the longest-lived of the pre-nationalisation railway companies in Britain, surviving the 'Grouping' of the railways in 1923 almost unchanged. As a result, the history of its numbering and classification of locomotives is relatively complicated. This page explains the principal systems that were used. From the start, the GWR gave names only to its broad gauge locomotive stock. However, many classes carried 'themed' names, e.g. stars or signs of the zodiac, which aided identification of locomotives to some extent. See List of broad gauge (7 feet) railway locomotive names.
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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136608111
  • 9786136608112