© Don Marshall 2015
Great Western Railway
Great Western Class 3223. Introduced by Dean in 1892-93, these were the last 2-4-0's to be built for the GWR. They worked the fast expresses between London and South Wales and, according to JNM, one reached 93mph while others regularly hurtled along at 70mph. No 3251 was the last of the Class. I have shown the locomotive in the double lining that pertained from around 1897 for only a few years. A handsome little engine but what it was like on the footplate on a wet night at 70mph, I hate to think.