‘Dou­ble chim­ney’ LNWR 4-4-0 shows its metal

Steam Railway (UK) - - New-Build News -

Sev­eral im­por­tant com­po­nents will be made for LNWR ‘Ge­orge V’ No. 2013 Prince Ge­orge this year - in­clud­ing the first of two chim­neys. Ten­ders are be­ing sought for the cou­pling rods, which the LNWR Ge­orge V Steam Lo­co­mo­tive Trust ex­pects to be cut within the next two months. It is also look­ing for­ward to cast­ing the bo­gie wheels, and rolling the boiler bar­rel - as well as pro­duc­ing the full-height chim­ney for pre­served line use. Like Did­cot ‘King’ No. 6023, the BowenCooke 4-4-0 will also have a cut-down chim­ney for main line run­ning. Says trustee Paul Hib­berd: “The orig­i­nal chim­ney even put the ‘Ge­orges’ out­side the Cale­do­nian’s load­ing gauge, so the class never worked through to Glas­gow.”

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