A fledgling project in 2010, today the Night Owl could be in steam by 2023/4. G5 Project. Great Western Society Saint Project • Didcot Railway Centre, Oxfordshire OX11 7NJ • Registered Charity No 272616 Heljan OO Gauge (1:76 Scale) Steam locos Products Filter by Era Era 2 Pre-grouping:1875-1922 1875-1922 Era 3 The Big Four - LMS GWR LNER & SR:1923-1947 1923-1947 Era 4 BR steam Early Crest:1948-1956 1948-1956 Era 5 BR steam Late Crest:1957-1966 1957-1966 4709 - 47xx Class Churchward's last great masterpiece, the 47XX mixed traffic 2-8-0, is among the most iconic locomotives ever produced for the Great Western Railway. Because of the GWS work, modellers can also learn a lot about these locomotives, possibly including access to Swindon Works’ drawings (see frame plan drawing below).

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The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the southwest and west of England, the West Midlands, and most of Wales.It was founded in 1833, received its enabling Act of Parliament on 31 August 1835 and ran its first trains in 1838.

The Great Western Society project to build a 47XX engine is admirable as well as hugely exciting. For those who want to know more about the Night Owls and the 4709 Project, a short book, "Recreating the Night Owl-the story so far" edited by Andrew Fowler, was published earlier this year. 4709. www.2874trust.org – the group aiming to return ‘28XX’ 2-8-0 No. A number of earlier GW 2-8-0s have been preserved from the smaller 28XX class also designed by Churchward and produced from 1905 to 1919. Ah, I see, sorry I misinterpreted a part of the wikipedia entry: " Churchward had proposed fitting the 6ft diameter boiler used on his 4700 Class 2-8-0 on to a 4-6-0 chassis in 1919 to create a more powerful express locomotive, but had been prevented from doing so due to weight restrictions on several bridges on the GWR main line. " Rail Thing - New build steam locomotives Heritage Lines with GWR Flavour. It's a true engineering challenge that will require a great deal of detective work, as well as significant design expertise to recreate many parts that no longer exist. The fact that only nine examples of George Jackson Churchward's mighty 47XX 2-8-0 mixed traffic engines were built between 1919 and 1923 should in no way diminish their importance. Project Updates. GWR 5205 class 2-8-0T 5227 - the axleboxes, horns, fourth axle (axle only) and other various components. 2999 Lady of Legend. N.E.R. Recent. Details of the GWR 47XX project can be found on their website GWR 47xx along with how to become involved with this great venture. Heljan have provided us with an image of the first decorated sample of their forthcoming Class 47xx 'Night Owl' 2-8-0 locomotives, all of which are available to pre-order now. Other GWR projects: ... www.4709.org.uk – the third Great Western Society new-build project to build a new Churchward ‘47XX’ 2-8-0 No. New Build Steam New standard gauge steam locomotives in the UK. This page lists all standard gauge new build steam locomotives we are aware of, basic information about them and a link…

The Steam Railmotor and Trailer Project. Facebook groups. What you ought to have noticed ( if you were a GWR man) was that at the end, they mistook a Number 1 boiler on the retrieved 2-8-0 for a number 7 boiler and the last part was a lot of old nonsense about it being destined for the 47xx. Heljan Class 47xx 'Night Owl' 2-8-0. Bluebell Railway Atlantic Group. The Website includes a history of GWR 4-6-0s, and regular updates on progress, and ways to donate.