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Dukedog 9017 at Llangollen
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No: 6696   Contributor: John Southall   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: Swindon railway works   Country: Wales
Dukedog 9017 at Llangollen

Dukedog 9017 at Llangollen with the River Dee in the background. 24th April 2009 at the Steam, Steel and Stars 2 Gala.

See also picture #6692
Picture added on 30 April 2009 at 07:36
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Steel, Steam and Stars 2 Gala, Wales
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From the Bluebell Railway web site:
Nicknamed "Dukedogs" since they were an amalgamation of the chassis of a Bulldog with the boiler of a Duke, the parts of this loco are thus actually older than the "building" date suggests. A few of the class carried the names of Earls, but 3217 did not receive its allocated name until preservation days. At the time the Earls in question indicated to the GWR that, if their names were to be used, they would prefer their names on something a little more prestigious, and so they were transferred to new Castle class locomotives.
Wheels: 4-4-0, double frames
Class Introduced: 1936
Rebuilt: Swindon, 1938 using frames from "Bulldog" No.3425 (built 1906) and boiler and cab from "Duke" class No.3282 (originally named "Chepstow Castle" and built in 1899)
Purpose: light passenger work
Total number rebuilt: 29
Numbers carried: GWR 3217, 9017 and BR 9017
Withdrawn: (Oswestry) October 1960
Arrived on Bluebell: 15 February 1962.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 30 April 2009.
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