In this book, author Laurence Waters charts the history of the class from their construction at Swindon in 1938, right through to the final withdrawals in 1965.
Author: Laurence Waters
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
The 30 Manor class 4-6-0s were designed by CB Collett in 1938, and built by the Great Western, and the Western Region at Swindon in two batches, 20 in 1938/9, and 10 in 1950. In order to save money the first 20 members of the class were built using parts from withdrawn 4300 class 2-6-0s, and were coupled to refurbished Churchward 3,500 gallon tenders. The lighter 4-6-0s Manors were given blue route classification which allowed them to work over many secondary lines.The construction of the Manors completed the final stage of Collett s plan to provide a full range of 4-6-0 tender locomotives for Great Western passenger services.Over the years the Manors saw extensive use on services in the South West, West Wales and ex-Cambrian Lines in North Wales. They provided motive power for both the Pembroke Coast Express and the Cambrian Coast Express . Many of the class lasted to the end of steam traction on the Western Region, with the last examples being withdrawn in November 1965. Remarkably of the original 30 members of the class no fewer than 9 have survived.In this book, author Laurence Waters charts the history of the class from their construction at Swindon in 1938, right through to the final withdrawals in 1965. Using many previously unpublished black and white, and color photographs, accompanied by informative captions, each member of the class is illustrated. This book should appeal to those interested in the history of Great Western Locomotive development as well as modelers of the Great Western and Western Region.REVIEWS Laurence Waters is to be congratulated on producing a most informative text that reveals many facts that I have not seen previously recorded. I found the whole book a well written and long overdue treasure which will reside in pride of place on the bookshelf. I can whole heartedly recommend it to lovers of the Manor Class in particular as well as western steam fans in general.Great Western Society"
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Author: Source Wikipedia
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: GWR 2800 Class 2807, GWR 3700 Class 3440 City of Truro, GWR 4000 Class 4003 Lode Star, GWR 4073 Class 4073 Caerphilly Castle, GWR 4073 Class 4079 Pendennis Castle, GWR 4073 Class 5029 Nunney Castle, GWR 4073 Class 5043 Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, GWR 4073 Class 5051 Earl Bathurst, GWR 4073 Class 5080 Defiant, GWR 4073 Class 7027 Thornbury Castle, GWR 4073 Class 7029 Clun Castle, GWR 4200 Class 4277, GWR 4575 Class 5542, GWR 4900 Class 4920 Dumbleton Hall, GWR 4900 Class 4930 Hagley Hall, GWR 4900 Class 4936 Kinlet Hall, GWR 4900 Class 4942 Maindy Hall, GWR 4900 Class 4953 Pitchford Hall, GWR 4900 Class 4965 Rood Ashton Hall, GWR 4900 Class 4979 Wootton Hall, GWR 4900 Class 5900 Hinderton Hall, GWR 4900 Class 5952 Cogan Hall, GWR 4900 Class 5967 Bickmarsh Hall, GWR 4900 Class 5972 Olton Hall, GWR 6000 Class 6000 King George V, GWR 6000 Class 6023 King Edward II, GWR 6000 Class 6024 King Edward I, GWR 6800 Class 6880 Betton Grange, GWR 7800 Class 7802 Bradley Manor, GWR 7800 Class 7808 Cookham Manor, GWR 7800 Class 7812 Erlestoke Manor, GWR 7800 Class 7819 Hinton Manor, GWR 7800 Class 7820 Dinmore Manor, GWR 7800 Class 7821 Ditcheat Manor, GWR 7800 Class 7822 Foxcote Manor, GWR 7800 Class 7827 Lydham Manor, GWR 7800 Class 7828 Odney Manor, GWR No. 1340 Trojan, Preserved GWR Modified Hall Class locomotives. Excerpt: Number 3440 City Of Truro is a Great Western Railway (GWR) 3700 (or 'City') Class 4-4-0 locomotive, designed by George Jackson Churchward and built at the GWR Swindon Works in 1903. (It was rebuilt to a limited extent in 1911 and 1915, and renumbered 3717 in 1912). It is one of the contenders for the first steam locomotive to travel in excess of 100 miles per hour (160.9 km/h). Its maximum speed has been the subject of much debate over the years. The locomotive was the eighth of a batch of ten locomotives...
7808 has obviously been turned on the turntable at Didcot since the previous
photograph was taken. The tender carries the Great Western 'shirt button' style
logo. May 1983: Manor Class No. 7812 at the head of. Date not known: Manor
Author: John Maybery
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Tells the story of those GWR locomotives that have survived into preservation.
The Great Western was well-known for its standardised approach to locomotive
construction, which resulted in the ... as a replacement for the 43XX Class moguls
, though in the event the first Manor Class 4-6-0 did not appear until 1938.
Author: Stanley C. Jenkins
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the GWR line between Shrewsbury and Pwllheli has changed and developed over the last century.
Also during this period the appearance of many members of the class was
substantially altered with the fitting of ... some sort of cohesion into the Great
Western naming policy, with (Castles excepted) the King, Hall, Grange and
Author: Laurence Waters
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Designed by G.J. Churchward, no. 40 was constructed at Swindon in April 1906. It was Swindon’s first 4 cylinder simple engine and was the forerunner of Churchward’s famous 4 cylinder Star Class 4-6-0s. Initially built as a 4-4-2 Atlantic, no. 40 was named North Star in September 1906, rebuilt as a 4-6-0 in 1909, and renumbered 4000 in 1913. Including no. 40, the Star class eventually numbered seventy-three locomotives, all built at Swindon in batches between 1906 and 1923. In service the Stars proved to be both free-running and reliable locomotives, and for many years were used to haul the Great Western’s top link services, including the world-famous ‘Cornish Riviera Express’. The introduction of the Collett Castle Class 4-6-0s in 1923, and the King Class 4-6-0s in 1927, saw the Stars relegated to secondary passenger, freight and parcels services. A number of Stars were rebuilt by Collett as Castles, including the prototype no. 4000 North Star, but the remaining Stars continued to give good service. At Nationalisation in 1948, no less than forty-seven of these fine locomotives passed into Western Region ownership, the last example, no. 4056 Princess Margaret, being withdrawn in October 1957. In this book, Laurence Waters charts the history of the class from the prototype, right through to the final workings in October 1957. Using many previously unpublished photographs from the Great Western Trust photographic collection, accompanied by informative captions, every member of the Class is illustrated. This book should appeal to those interested in the history of Great Western locomotive development as well as modellers of the Great Western and Western Region.
It numbers in its extensive locomotive fleet examples from the Great Western and
the London Midland & Scottish Railways, and ... Today, Didcot houses an
impressive collection including former GWR Castle, Hall and Manor class
Author: Brian Haresnape
A guide to trains, including famous locomotives, steam trains of today, and modern railways.