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By Keith Langston

The 'Castle' type 4-6-0 locomotives designed through Charles Collett and equipped at Swindon Works have been the imperative passenger locomotives of the nice Western Railway. The 4-cylinder locomotives have been inbuilt batches among 1923 and 1950, the later examples being developed after nationalisation by way of British Railways. 

In overall 171 engines of the category have been equipped and so they have been initially to be noticeable at paintings all around the nice Western Railway community, and later engaged on the Western zone of British Railways. 
The hugely winning category might be defined as a GWR paintings in growth, simply because additional improvement happened over just about all of the locomotives operating lives. as well as inspiring different locomotive designers the 'Castle' classification engines have been proved to be able to impressive performances, and while brought have been rightly defined as being 'Britain's strongest passenger locomotives'. a few of the 'Castles' survived in provider for over forty years, and separately clocked up a little bit in need of 2 million miles in site visitors. 

In this publication, Keith Langston offers a definitive chronological historical past of the enduring type including archive photographic files of every GWR 'Castle' locomotive. the various three hundred plus photographs are released for the 1st time. moreover heritage details at the beginning of the names the engines carried, together with information of the numerous identify alterations which came about, also are incorporated. the additional anecdotal details provides a desirable glimpse of social background. 

Collett citadel type is a lavishly illustrated actual reference publication with the intention to satisfaction steam railway lovers regularly and particularly people with a love of all issues nice Western!

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