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3 March 2012

See the arrival of the Bristolian

The King Edward I steam engine arrives in Paddington Station today for one of its final journeys before it is withdrawn from main line service mid-March for an overhaul which could see it out of service for up to ten years.

Built at Swindon railway works, the King Edward I, also known as no. 6024 was completed in the second batch of ten locomotives on the 30th June 1930, for a cost of £7,500. Whilst it withdrew from British Rail service in 1962, it was acquired by the King Preservation Society in the 1970s and returned to the main line in 1990 for a special service.

The train arrives at London Paddington at 12.10pm and will be leaving again at 16.35pm. For more information click here, or visit http://www.6024.com/.

^Picture © Gareth James and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons^

1 comment:

  1. It was a jolly good day out from Gloucestershire to a lovely afternoon in London.

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