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6000 King George V at Steam Museum Swindon
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No: 1565   Contributor: John Southall   Year: 2001   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: England
6000 King George V at Steam Museum Swindon

GWR King Class 4-6-0 6000 King George V at the Steam Museum at Swindon.
In as close to an actual setting as is possible in a museum the King looks spendid but would be much better out on the main line.
Picture added on 27 May 2007
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well I have a clock of king george in my bed and it is a lovely engine.

Added by Ryan on 06 January 2008.
An excellent photo. I am writing the history of my local village of Brithdir in the Rhymney Valley of South Wales. A native of Brithdir, namely David Roderick Jones, had the privalge of driving the leg from Birmingham Moor Street Station, to Kensington Olympia, London on the first Return to Steam special in Oct 1971. Can I please have permission to copy the photo for reproduction in black & white, in an article I am writing on David Jones. I would appreciate any help given.


Added by Roy Smith on 29 January 2009.
Hi Roy,

The copyright of this picture rests with John Southall and as such we, the site owners, can not giver permission. However, I will email you John email address and you can ask him yourselves.

Added by Marcel Gommers on 29 January 2009.
This was the first of the "King" Class, and was built in June 1927. It was shipped to the United States in August 1927 to feature in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's centenary celebrations. During the celebrations it was presented with a bell and a plaque, and these are carried to this day. The plaque reads "Presented to Locomotive King George V by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company in commemoration of its centenary celebration Sept 24th - Oct 15th 1927".
In 2008, no. 6000 moved from the Swindon Steam Railway Museum, where it was displayed for several years, to the National Railway Museum, York, in a swap with BR Standard Class 9F 92220 Evening Star.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 29 January 2009.
splendid photo, my grandfather was a fireman on the GWR and being a proud welshman he told me stories of her. I must visit soon with my son

Added by Gareth Beynon on 28 July 2009.
I have inherited a painting complete with frame of the King George V train and would like more information, I wondered if you could help.

Added by Mrs Sylvia Beckett on 29 October 2009.
What kind of information are you looking for, Mrs Beckett? The name of the artist? If you can put a scan of the picture and your detailed questions on this site we can try to help you.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 29 October 2009.
I have a painting of GWR King George V passed to me from a railroad employee with the artist name of Geoffery Wheeler. wondering how old this painting is?

Added by Gerald Nelson on 08 February 2010.
I do believe this loco has appeared in 'Classic Trains', when she was on her USA Tour....the Baltimore & Ohio was one of the oldest USA Rail-roads..even starting with British locomotives.

Regards, from Canada,

Added by Pat Rivers-Bowerman on 09 February 2010.
My grandfather was a driver on the King George, and when it was housed in Hereford we took him to see it.Even though he was more than 80 he sprinted up the stairs into the cab and sat there as if he had never retired.An excellent memory!

Added by Helen on 12 May 2011.
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