The Collett GWR '1366' 0-6-0PTs

The Great Western looked far back to its past in 1934 when it needed new lightweight shunting engines, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES discovers.

The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a huge believer in standardisation. Under the guidance of Chief Mechanical Engineer George Jackson Churchward, the company had introduced a range of locomotives that shared common parts and which were both simple to operate and economical to construct. 

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