Fraud Blocker Skip to main content

Home > STEAM Museum of the GWR > Locomotives > Steam > Standard Gauge

0-6-0 tender locomotive Dean Goods No. 2430 in wartime livery, c. 1939

0-6-0 tender locomotive Dean Goods No. 2430 in wartime livery, c. 1939


Photo Prints
Jigsaw Puzzles
Poster Prints
Canvas Prints
Fine Art Prints
Metal Prints
Home Decor
Image Downloads


We accept all major credit cards

STEAM Picture Gifts

STEAM Museum Photo Prints and Wall Art

0-6-0 tender locomotive Dean Goods No. 2430 in wartime livery, c. 1939

0-6-0 tender locomotive Dean Goods No.2430 is pictured here in its wartime livery. The tender is painted with the WD for War Department and the engine bears its War Department number, 177. In late 1939 and again in late 1940 the GWR was called upon to supply a total of 108 Dean Goods locomotives for service overseas. This lightweight but strong class of locomotive was regarded as ideal for war work so the locomotives were quickly got ready, a number of which had to be reinstated and overhauled having been withdrawn from service prior to the war. It is interesting to note that locomotive No.2430 was one of a number of Dean Goods locomotives that had already seen overseas service in the First World War

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 19931801

0 6 0 Livery Swindon Works World War 2 War Department


FEATURES IN THESE COLLECTIONS

> STEAM Museum of the GWR > Locomotives > Steam > Standard Gauge > Dean Goods

> STEAM Museum of the GWR > Locomotives > Steam > Standard Gauge

> STEAM Museum of the GWR > The Railway at War > Second World War

> STEAM Museum of the GWR > The Railway at War


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases the 0-6-0 tender locomotive Dean Goods No. 2430, resplendent in its wartime livery. The significance of this image lies not only in the locomotive's striking appearance but also in its historical context. During World War II, the Great Western Railway (GWR) played a crucial role by supplying 108 Dean Goods locomotives for overseas service. The photograph captures the essence of these war-ready machines, with the tender proudly displaying "WD" for War Department and bearing its assigned number, 177. The GWR recognized that these lightweight yet robust locomotives were ideal for war-related tasks and promptly prepared them for duty. Some had to be reinstated and overhauled after being withdrawn from service prior to the outbreak of war. Interestingly, No. 2430 had already served overseas during World War I alongside several other Dean Goods locomotives. This fact adds an extra layer of historical significance to this particular engine. Preserved at Swindon Works, this print serves as a testament to both the engineering prowess of GWR and their contribution to wartime efforts. It stands as a reminder of how railways played an integral part in supporting military operations during times of conflict

MADE IN THE USA
Safe Shipping with 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

FREE PERSONALISATION*
We are proud to offer a range of customisation features including Personalised Captions, Color Filters and Picture Zoom Tools

SECURE PAYMENTS
We happily accept a wide range of payment options so you can pay for the things you need in the way that is most convenient for you

* Options may vary by product and licensing agreement. Zoomed Pictures can be adjusted in the Basket.




Related Images


Dean Goods locomotive No. 2533 in War Department black livery
Dean Goods locomotive No. 2533 in War Department black livery
Dean Goods Locomotive No 2330
Dean Goods Locomotive No 2330
Great Western Tender, No. W84, formerly No. 2641, 1941
Great Western Tender, No. W84, formerly No. 2641, 1941
0-6-0 Dean Goods locomotives No s. 2479, 2576, 2425 and 2399 in the process of being scrapped, c. 1949
0-6-0 Dean Goods locomotives No s. 2479, 2576, 2425 and 2399 in the process of being scrapped, c. 1949
U. S. 0-6-0T shunting tank engine No. 1940 in its black War Department livery, 1942
U. S. 0-6-0T shunting tank engine No. 1940 in its black War Department livery, 1942
Locomotive 4096, Highclere Castle with its wartime black out screen, c. 1940
Locomotive 4096, Highclere Castle with its wartime black out screen, c. 1940
7 King Class Locomotives at Swindon Shed, 1930
7 King Class Locomotives at Swindon Shed, 1930
Dean Goods, No. 2516, Merthyr, 1956
Dean Goods, No. 2516, Merthyr, 1956
Dean Goods locomotive no 2442
Dean Goods locomotive no 2442
16 inch naval gun loaded on a set of four POLLEN E wagons, 1944
16 inch naval gun loaded on a set of four POLLEN E wagons, 1944
Iron Mink Wagon converted into a salvage van, c. 1940
Iron Mink Wagon converted into a salvage van, c. 1940
Bristol & Exeter Railway Broad Gauge Locomotive
Bristol & Exeter Railway Broad Gauge Locomotive

+

Shipping

+

Choices

+

Reviews

+

Guarantee




Collections


Dean Goods
Dean Goods
Browse 14 Prints
Standard Gauge
Standard Gauge
Browse 403 Prints
The Railway at War
The Railway at War
Browse 231 Prints
Second World War
Second World War
Browse 135 Prints