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GWR Collett "King" Class 4-6-0


Class Types
GWR Class 6000

General
Designer Collett
Introduced 1927
Big Four Great Western Railway
Description (1957) `King' class 4-cylinder 4-6-0's, with 6' 6" wheels and 250 lbs. pressure, built by Collett from 1927 to 1930. These engines remained the Great Western's most powerful passenger engines until the end of its existence. Unlike the other three groups the G.W.R. never adopted the 'Pacific' type of locomotive for top-link work, after its experiment with The Great Bear in 1908.
Wheels 4-6-0
Number Built as 6000 30
First in Service 06/1927
Last in Service 18/12/1962
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Swindon Works 30

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