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Castle Class Locomotives Gallery

Choose from 55 pictures in our Castle Class Locomotives collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping. We are proud to offer this selection in partnership with STEAM Museum of the GWR.


Locomotive 4096, Highclere Castle with its wartime black out screen, c.1940 Featured Castle Class Locomotives Image

Locomotive 4096, Highclere Castle with its wartime black out screen, c.1940

A train speeding through the countryside at night was a prime target for the German Luftwaffe. The glow from the locomotive firebox and light from the carriages made a train all too visible to the enemy. One of the blackout measures introduced by the GWR was the anti-glare screen. This image of Castle Class locomotive, Highclere Castle, shows an anti-glare screen attached to the cab roof and tender. During daylight the screen could be rolled back and, should an air raid be called, it could be quickly pulled back over the cab. This screen only covered the roof of the cab, but some screens covered the sides too

Queen Mary on the footplate of No 4082 Windsor Castle, 1924 Featured Castle Class Locomotives Image

Queen Mary on the footplate of No 4082 Windsor Castle, 1924

King George V and Queen Mary visited Swindon Works in April 1924. They arrived and departed on Windsor Castle. Charles Collett (Chief Mechanical Engineer) can be seen leaning out of the cab

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4 6 0, Castle, King George V, Queen Mary, Royalty, Swindon, Windsor, Work

Locomotive No. 5051, Earl Bathurst, passing through Shrivenham Station, September 1958 Featured Castle Class Locomotives Image

Locomotive No. 5051, Earl Bathurst, passing through Shrivenham Station, September 1958

A view of 4-6-0 Castle Class locomotive No. 5051, Earl Bathurst, passing through Shrivenham Station in Oxfordshire, September 1958.
Shrivenham station opened in December 1840 and closed in 1964, with the station building demolished a year later

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1950s, 1958, 4 6 0, 5051, Castle, Castle Class, Drysllwyn Castle, Earl Bathurst, Oxfordshire, September, Shrivenham, Station