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Renaissance From Rust King George V 1968 - 73 by  G. C Wood - 1st Edition  - 1973 - from Train World Pty Ltd (SKU: UB-18482)

Renaissance From Rust King George V 1968 - 73

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Renaissance From Rust King George V 1968 - 73

by Wood, G. C

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England: 6000 Locomotive Association, 1973. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. price clipped - approx 56 pages b/w photos - Great Western Railway (GWR) 6000 Class 6000 King George V is a preserved British steam locomotive. The locomotive was the first of the "King" Class, and was built in June 1927. It was shipped to the United States in August 1927 to feature in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's centenary celebrations. During the celebrations it was presented with a bell and a plaque, and these are carried to this day. This led to it being affectionately known as "The Bell". The bell carries the inscription : Presented to Locomotive King George V by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company in commemoration of its centenary celebration Sept 24th - Oct 15th 1927. After returning from the US it was allocated to Old Oak Common, but was moved to Bristol in 1950. It was subsequently allocated to Old Oak Common again in 1959, to be withdrawn by the Western Region of British Railways in December 1962 after covering 1,910,424 miles (3,074,529 km). The locomotive was officially preserved, being restored to main line running order and based at Bulmer's Railway Centre in Hereford and in 1971 became the very first steam engine to break the mainline steam ban that had been in place since 1969. Its restoration to main line service and subsequent operation is often credited with opening the door for the return of steam to the main lines of the UK. After years of running a costly overhaul was declined since other members of the class ("King Edward I" and "King Edward II") had been restored for operation. These have had their original chimneys, cabs and safety valve bonnets cut down to allow running on the modern railway, with its much deeper ballast and consequently reduced clearance under bridges. No. 6000 is now displayed in its original condition with full-height fittings. In 2008 no. 6000 moved from the Swindon 'Steam' Railway Museum, where it had been displayed for several years, to the National Railway Museum in a swap with BR standard class 9F 92220 "Evening Star".


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Renaissance From Rust King George V 1968 - 73
Wood, G. C
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Train World commenced business at 615 Hawthorn road East Brighton in 1973. From a cabinet in a haberdashery store, Train World grew to take over half the shop in 1974 to take over the entire store and by 1977 it had taken over the shop and the rear residence. In 1981 the shop moved across the road to 624 Hawthorn Road East Brighton. Here too the shop grew and grew. So that by 1995 it had taken over the shop, the storage room area, the staff area, the garage, the rear warehouse and finally filling the entire building. Finally on 1st July 2012 Train world moved again to 290 Bay Street Brighton - Since the 1980s the focus of Train World has been trains and model trains, nothing but trains and everything to do with trains. Making it the largest pure train shop in Australia. Train World is a store of some 2,000 square feet. Open seven (7) days a week, that specialise not only in train models but new and used books and magazines of British, American and Australian titles. We usually have 7,000-8,000 titles in stock at any time. Plus we are the Australasian/Pacific Rim distributor for Irwell Press. We have a large holding of current and past new Irwell Press Books. On our home web site Irwell Press and our new / secondhand / used books are listed seperately. and can also be searched by clicking on the search link. We are displaying the covers and details for all our new Australian books and Irwell Press books on library thing. try this link then click on TrainWorld has a suggested style for viewing this library (use it)


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