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Date: 01/26/21 18:04
Mr. Brown was back on the GWR this week.
Author: gbmott

Back to "home territory" for Mr. Brown.  Corrections most welcome.

1.  BR 5322 - Oxford 7-31-55
2.  BR 5942 Doldowlod Hall - Bedwyn (Wilts) 4-9-56
3,  BR 6013 King Henry VIII - Bulls Lock 'box, Newbury 3-16-56

Best wishes and stay safe,
Gordon



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Date: 01/27/21 06:26
Re: Mr. Brown was back on the GWR this week.
Author: Farningham

Picture 1  - 5322 is amazingly still with us, a Barry Scrapyard survivor - https://didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk/article.php/72/5322-43xx-class

Picture 2  - 'Bedwyn' rather than 'Bodwyn', Wiltshire.  The area of bullrushes behind the loco on the far side of the track appears to be the then-derelict Kennet and Avon Canal, since fully restored for navigation, the Wikipedia entry is an interesting read.



Date: 01/27/21 10:51
Re: Mr. Brown was back on the GWR this week.
Author: gbmott

Thanks, correction made.  And yes, it is an interesting read.

Gordon



Date: 01/27/21 13:36
Re: Mr. Brown was back on the GWR this week.
Author: dwatry

Was there a reason other than just "we've always done it this way" for the short cab roof as on 5322?   Must have been nasty for the crews in bad weather.



Date: 01/28/21 12:54
Re: Mr. Brown was back on the GWR this week.
Author: 86235

The third picture is great, again it's the rolling stock which makes it. All former GWR cars, with what look like a pair of 1935 Centenary stock at four and five. They were slightly wider than the Great Western's "normal" stock and were considered by many to be the most luxurious carriages provided for ordinary fare paying passengers.

Incidentally 130 is the reporting number of the Cornish Riviera Express, and indeed it is carrying a headboard and the cars all have roof boards. Class.

dwatry Wrote:
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> Was there a reason other than just "we've always
> done it this way" for the short cab roof as on
> 5322?   Must have been nasty for the crews in
> bad weather.

Standard design in the days of George Churchward, who was CME from 1902 to 1922. Churchward was an innovative locomotive designer but his innovation didn't stretch to side window cabs. That was left to his successor, Charles Collett



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