2999 Lady of Legend

GWR 4-6-0 2999 'Lady of Legend' at Didcot 23rd August 2008
Photo courtesy of churchward82c on Flickr, all rights reserved.

What is it?
This is another of the numerous projects to recreate lost Great Western Railway classes using a mix of donor locomotives and newly-fabricated parts, made possible by the large numbers of ex-GWR survivors from the Barry scrapyard. The GWR’s Saint class was the basis of their later Hall locomotives, and while every one of the Saints was scrapped (or converted to a Hall), numerous Halls have been preserved. One of them, 4942 Maindy Hall, is being rebuilt (de-built?) into a Saint.

Status: With much of the necessary metal already existing, substantial chunks of the engine are already complete as can clearly be seen from the photo.

Possible completion date: not given

Website: http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk/guide/projectitems/2999project.html


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