GWR '57XX' 'Pannier'

GWR '57XX' 'Pannier'

The ‘Pannier’ tank, and in particular the ‘57XX’ class, is a design which synonymous with the Great Western Railway, but although hundreds of them were constructed, they were never included in Churchward’s masterplan, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

Capturing a classic ‘Pannier’ working, GWR ‘57XX’ 0-6-0PT 9629 passes Cowley Bridge Junction with the 7.40pm Exeter St Davids to Dulverton on June 17 1959 formed of a Collett Brake Composite and a BR Mk 1 Second Corridor. Ken Cook/Rail Archive Stephenson


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