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Great start to the day - a pair of Bulleid Pacifics!

Bulleid West Country class Pacific 34028 Eddystone, and Bulleid Merchant Navy class Pacific 35006 P & O SNC reverse towards the consist they were about to tail, during the steam festival.

Photographed by Adrian Brodie, June 3, 2022.
Added to the photo archive by Adrian Brodie, June 28, 2022.
Railroad: Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (uk).

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Great looking pair of locomotives. I consulted Wikipedia to see what the difference between these 2 Bulleid Pacifics is as they appear to be identical. I learned that West Country class axle loading was 5 tons lighter than the Merchant Navy class' 21 ton axle loading permitting use on more routes that couldn't accommodate the Merchant Navy class. I also learned these locomotives were nicknamed "Spam Cans" ! Great set of photos!

Posted by John Barlow on 2022-06-29 08:51:40

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