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Collett Castle Class : Pre War builds

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  1. neildimmer

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    The 4073 Class or Castle class were 4-6-0 steam locomotives of the Great Western Railway design built between 1923 and 1950.[1] They were designed by the railway's Chief Mechanical Engineer, Charles Collett, for working the company's express passenger trains
    The origins of this highly successful design date back to the Star Class of 1907 which introduced the basic 4-cylinder 4-6-0 layout with long-travel valves and Belpaire firebox that was to become synonymous with GWR express passenger locomotives. The Star class were designed to take the top express trains on the GWR with 61 in service by 1914, but after World War 1 there was a need for an improved design. To meet this need Chief Mechanical Engineer GJ Churchward had in mind an enlarged Star class design with a standard No.7 boiler, as fitted to his GWR 4700 Class express freight 2-8-0 design.[2] However, this combination would have taken the axle load of such a design over the 20 ton limit then set by the civil engineers, and in the end nothing came of the idea
    C. B. Collett succeeded Churchward as Chief Mechanical Engineer of the GWR in 1922 and immediately set about meeting the needs for a new locomotive design that would both supplement the Stars and replace them on the heaviest expresses. Collett's solution was to take the basic layout of the Star with an extended frame and add a newly designed No.8 boiler which was both larger and lighter.[3] The increased amount of steam that this produced allowing an increase in the cylinder diameter from 15 in × 26 in (381 mm × 660 mm) to 16 in × 26 in (406 mm × 660 mm). The extended frame allowed for a side window cab and an increased grate area. The result was an increase in tractive effort to 31,625 lb, and a locomotive that looked attractive and well proportioned while remaining within the 20 ton axle limit
    Unlike the Star class, there was no prototype. Collett was sufficiently confident of the design to place an order with Swindon railway works (Lot 224) for ten locomotives in 1923 although there was a four-month delay between the appearance of the first example, in August 1923 and the second in the December to allow for the correction of any teething problems.[4] Thereafter the remaining eight locomotives came out at regular intervals until April 1924. They were 4073-4082; the number series continuing unbroken from the Star class. The last 12 Star class locomotives, which were built in 1922-23, had been given names of Abbeys in the western area served by the GWR. The new locomotives were named after castles also in the west beginning with 'Caerphilly Castle'. Over the twenty-seven years from August 1923 to August 1950 155 Castles were built new at Swindon Works and a further sixteen were converted from other classes. In February 1952, two engines, 4082 Windsor Castle and 7013 Bristol Castle swapped names and numbers with each other because King George VI died. 7013 was disguised as 4082 to run the funeral train and the two engines never swapped back. 4082 was withdrawn from service in 1964 as 7013 and 7013 was withdrawn from service as 4082 in 1965.
    New builds[edit]
    All the new builds were as follows.[5]
    Great Western Railway
    Lot 224: Nos. 4073 - 4082 delivered August 1923 - April 1924.
    Lot 232: Nos. 4083 - 4092 delivered May to August 1925.
    Lot 234: Nos. 4093-4099 and 5000 to 5012 delivered May 1926 - July 1927.
    Lot 280: Nos. 5013-22 delivered June - August 1932.
    Lot 295: Nos. 5023-32 delivered June - August 1932.
    Lot 296: Nos. 5033-42 delivered May - July 1933.
    Lot 303: Nos. 5043-67 delivered March 1936 - July 1937. (Nos. 5043 - 5063 were originally named after Castles, but were renamed in 1937 after Earls)
    Lot 310: Nos. 5068-82 delivered June 1938 - June 1939. (Nos. 5069 and 5070 were named after Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Sir Daniel Gooch; In 1941 5071-5082 were renamed after war planes used by the Royal Air Force)
    Lot 324: Nos. 5093-97 delivered June - July 1939.
    Lot 357: Nos. 5098-99, 7000-7 delivered May - July 1946.
    British Railways (Western Region)
    Lot 367: Nos. 7008-27 delivered May 1948 - August 1949.
    Lot 375: Nos. 7028-37 delivered May 1950 - August 1950.
    These locomotives were built with minimal changes to the dimensions. However, from 5013 Abergavenny Castle there was an alteration to the shape of the front-end casing over the inside cylinders, and from 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe a shorter chimney was fitted.[6] Those built before 1926 were fitted with a standard 3,500 imp gal (16,000 l; 4,200 US gal) tender but thereafter 4,000 imp gal (18,000 l; 4,800 US gal) became standard for the class.
    When introduced they were heralded as Britain’s most powerful express passenger locomotive, being some 10% more powerful than the Stars. The first, No. 4073 Caerphilly Castle, made its debut at Paddington station on 23 August 1923. The choice of 4082 as Windsor Castle proved fortuitous as this locomotive was used to haul the royal train when King George V and Queen Mary visited Swindon Works in 1924, and much publicity was gained when the king was permitted to drive the engine back from the works to the station before the return journey, with the Queen and several high-ranking GWR officers also on the footplate.[6]
    During 1924 4073 Caerphilly Castle was exhibited at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, alongside Sir Nigel Gresley’s Flying Scotsman. The Great Western declared their engine to be more powerful than its bigger LNER rival, and in terms of tractive effort alone they were entitled to do so. As a result of this GWR General Manager Sir Felix Pole proposed to LNER Southern Area General Manager Alexander Wilson that a trial of the two types should take place via an exchange arrangement.[8] The resulting trials commenced in April 1925 with 4079 Pendennis Castle representing the GWR on the Great Northern main line and 4474 Victor Wild representing the LNER on Great Western tracks. On the first morning Pendennis Castle was to work a 480-ton train from King's Cross to Doncaster, and LNER officials fully expected the smaller, lighter engine to encounter problems climbing Holloway Bank. However railway writer Cecil J. Allen records that the GWR locomotive made a faster start from King's Cross to Finsbury Park than any LNER pacific he had recorded up to that time[8] and over the trial Pendennis Castle kept well within the scheduled time and used less coal, considerably denting LNER pride. For the LNER Victor Wild was compared on the Cornish Riviera Express to 4074 Caldicot Castle and although it kept to time the longer wheelbase of the pacific proved unsuited to the many curves on the Route. Again the GWR took the honours with Caldicot Castle burning less fuel and always ahead of time, this being illustrated on the last 2 days of the trial by gaining 15 minutes on the schedule in both directions.[8]

    Castle class locos 5051 and 5029 climb St Germans bank
    In 1926, number 5000 Launceston Castle was loaned to the London, Midland and Scottish Railway where it ran trials between London and Carlisle. The locomotive fulfilled the LMS requirements so well that the latter first requested the GWR to build a batch of Castles for use on the West Coast Main Line, and, failing that, a full set of construction drawings. Both proposals were rejected by the GWR Board of Directors. The LMS eventually succeeded in gaining access to the design by recruiting William Stanier, the GWR's Works Manager at their main Swindon railway works to become the new Chief Mechanical Engineer for the LMS.
    In 1946 Frederick Hawksworth, Collett’s successor, introduced a higher degree of superheat to the Castle boiler with resulting increased economy in water consumption. From 1956 the fitting of double chimneys to selected engines, combined with larger superheaters, further enhanced their capacity for sustained high-speed performance. The fastest recorded was hauled by 7018 Drysllwyn Castle in April 1958 taking 93 minutes 50 seconds with a top speed of 102 mph (164 km/h) at Little Somerford


    This collection features the 2 loco built in 1923 4073+4074

    4073 Caerphilly Castle

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    4073 in the Science Museum 1967


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    4074 Caldicot Castle





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    Next collection of the Collett Castle class features 4075-4082 built in 1924, and includes numerous photos of 4079 Pendennis Castle





    4075 Cardiff Castle Bristol Temple Meads 4th November 1960







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    4076 Carmarthen Castle Landore shed 7th February 1958





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    4077 Chepstow Castle near Exminster 28th July 1955











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    4078 Pembroke Castle Canton shed 16th February 1957









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    4079 Pendennis Castle Badminton 22nd November 1959 11.45am Bristol-Paddington





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    4080 Powderham Castle




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    4081 Warwick Castle Carmarthan 4th May 1952





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    4082 Windsor Castle Hereford June 1961




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    Next collection of the Collett Castle class features 4083-4092 built in 1925
     
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    Next collection of the Collett Castle class features 4093-5002 built in 1926


    4093 Dunster Castle

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    4096 Highclere Castle Swindon 6th June 1951




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    4097 Kenilworth Castle at Wellington



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    4097 Kenilworth Castle Cowley Bridge Jct 21st May 1957


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    4098 Kidwelly Castle Aller Jct 28th July 1956



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    4098 Kidwelly Castle unknown location 21st May 1950




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    5000 Launceston Castle North Road 13th August 1938


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    5002 Ludlow Castle



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    5002 Ludlow Castle station pilot at Reading 21-3-1964

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    Next collection of Collett Castles features 5003-5012 built 1927

    and includes the horrendous streamlining of
    5005 Manorbier Castle
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    looking better here


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    Castle and King double header
    5011 Tintagel Castle & 6011 King James I Teignmouth


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    5003 Lulworth Castle Hereford on a service to Manchester 3rd September 1960

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    5004 Llanstephen Castle Swindon works
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    5004 Llanstephen Castle Swindon works

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    5005 Manorbier Castle at Lapworth (prior to streamlining)



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    5009 Shrewsbury Castle Swindon Works



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    5010 Restormel Castle


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    5012 Berry Pomeroy Castle Old Oak Common January 1932


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    5012 Berry Pomeroy Castle Old Oak Common January 1932

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    Next collection features the batch built in 1932 5013-5022


    5014 Goodrich Castle (Right) + 7003+7029
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    5015 Kingswear Castle
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    5017 The Gloucestershire Regiment 28th, 61st (renamed 1954)



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    5018 St Mawes Castle


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    5021 Whittington Castle



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  7. neildimmer

    neildimmer Part of the furniture

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    Next collection features the batch built in 1934 6023-5032
    and includes now preserved 5029 Nunney Castle
    5029 Nunney Castle Swindon works
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    5029 Nunney Castle Cardiff


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    5025 Chirk Castle Didcot April 1963


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    5027 Farleigh Castle


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    5032 Usk Castle and others Bristol Bath Rd



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  8. neildimmer

    neildimmer Part of the furniture

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    Next collection features the batch built in 1935 5033-5042


    including this photo of old passing new!!!

    5040 Stokesay Castle passes D6300+D6310



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    5033 Broughton Castle
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    5036 Lyonshall Castle



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    5038 Morlais Castle



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    5041 Tiverton Castle Dawlish Warren c1938
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    5041 Tiverton Castle Cardiff 'The South Wales Pullman'


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    5042 Winchester Castle (missing Cab, smokebox number plates + nameplates and safety valves cover)
    https://railway-photography.smugmug.com/GWRSteam-1/Collett-Locomotives/Collett-460-designs/Collett-Castle-Class/Collett-Castle-19321939-built-/50335042-Built-1935/i-RHv3L7F
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    5042 Winchester Castle Swindon 27th June 1951


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    5042 Winchester Castle in the weeds but still in steam date & location unknown
    https://railway-photography.smugmug.com/GWRSteam-1/Collett-Locomotives/Collett-460-designs/Collett-Castle-Class/Collett-Castle-19321939-built-/50335042-Built-1935/i-jmTMvD6
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  9. neildimmer

    neildimmer Part of the furniture

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    Next collection featuring the Castle class are the batch built in 1936 5043-5057

    including now preserved 5043 Earl of Mount Edgecumbe



    https://railway-photography.smugmug.com/GWRSteam-1/Collett-Locomotives/Collett-460-designs/Collett-Castle-Class/Collett-Castle-19321939-built-/50435057-Built-1936/i-g5t5NP5
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    5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe Weymouth 1958

    5044 Earl of Dunraven


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    5047 Earl of Dartmouth & 7031 Cromwell's Castle Newton Abbott


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    5048 Earl of Devon

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    5050 Earl of St. Germans


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    5052 Earl of Radnor near Aller


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    5053 Earl Cairns Exeter



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    5054 Earl of Ducie Little Somerford (doing 96 mph) 9th May 1964 Ian Allan Great Western High Speed Railtour



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    5054 Earl of Ducie Taplow down parcels service 18th June 1960



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    5056 Earl of Powis



    https://railway-photography.smugmug.com/GWRSteam-1/Collett-Locomotives/Collett-460-designs/Collett-Castle-Class/Collett-Castle-19321939-built-/50435057-Built-1936/i-cdmxmNw
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    5057 Earl Waldegrave


    https://railway-photography.smugmug.com/GWRSteam-1/Collett-Locomotives/Collett-460-designs/Collett-Castle-Class/Collett-Castle-19321939-built-/50435057-Built-1936/i-KRvvd72
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  10. neildimmer

    neildimmer Part of the furniture

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    Next collection features 5068-5077 Built 1937



    5069 Isambard Kingdom Brunel Exeter





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    5070 Sir Daniel Gooch


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    5071 Spitfire near Wellington





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    5072 Hurricane unknown location 2nd February 1957







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    5074 Hampden


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    5075 Wellington Hungerford 19th February 1959 on 'Ellerman Line' boat special


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    5076 Gladiator


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    5077 Fairey Battle


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  11. neildimmer

    neildimmer Part of the furniture

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    Next collection of Colletts Castle class are the last pre war batch in 1939 5078-5082 & 5093-5097







    5078 Beafort


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    5079 Lysander

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    5080 Defiant

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    5081 Lockheed Hudson

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    5082 Swordfish


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    5093 Upton Castle


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    5094 Tretower Castle

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    5095 Barbury Castle

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    5096 Bridgewater Castle


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    5097 Sarum Castle

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