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Severn Valley railway 4

The Manor class were introduced in 1938 and were the smallest and lightest of the GWR 4-6-0 locomotives. They were built on the cheap a bit as ,apart from a new design of boiler, most of the rest was recycled from scrap locomotives, the wheels came from old Churchward 4300 class 2-6-0s and the tenders ranged from ones built between 1905-1914.

 

This one is Erlestoke Manor and is one of nine Manors that have survived, which isn't bad going as only 30 were built.

 


Severn Valley railway 4

The Manor class were introduced in 1938 and were the smallest and lightest of the GWR 4-6-0 locomotives. They were built on the cheap a bit as ,apart from a new design of boiler, most of the rest was recycled from scrap locomotives, the wheels came from old Churchward 4300 class 2-6-0s and the tenders ranged from ones built between 1905-1914.

 

This one is Erlestoke Manor and is one of nine Manors that have survived, which isn't bad going as only 30 were built.

 


comments (25)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 11 Apr 2011, 00:32
I like the tone
Bill Phillips: Thanks vintage i like your tone too grin
  • Gloeb
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2011, 00:59
I really like the gentlemen's sign on the stall smile interesting shot!
Bill Phillips: A fine toilet!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Apr 2011, 02:24
Even Manor class locos need a Men's Room, it seems.
Bill Phillips: Well they drink a lot of water Ray
great image well done in b/w. i too like that men's booth there with 'gentlemen' on top smile
Bill Phillips: We only have gentlemen in Worcestershire tongue
For me the best bit of iron work in this image is the Le Pissotierre ... it's just wonderful
Bill Phillips: Isn't it just. As i recall there is a rather nice one at the Tram museum at Crich
What a brilliant perspective in this shot!!
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Marion
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Apr 2011, 07:24
This picture IS SO FULL of detail that one simply doesn't know where to start...lovely urinal
Bill Phillips: Value for money is what I try to offer
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 11 Apr 2011, 07:37
Great choice in processing
Bill Phillips: I thought it looked better in b&w
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Apr 2011, 07:47
Oooh, I like this conversion. Very lovely perspective
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much SAVO
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Apr 2011, 08:47
Excellent B&W Bill - a slight burn out of the highlights on the platform, but lovely tonal range elsewhere.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Mike. It has burnt a bit in places.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 11 Apr 2011, 08:53
Clutter, perhaps it would suit colour Bill.
Bill Phillips: I call it value for money, unlike some pictures I could mention
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 11 Apr 2011, 09:19
B&W works well here
Bill Phillips: Thanks Chantal, it did for me
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Apr 2011, 11:50
Gentlemen resting next to this rail can get shaken in the foundation when the Erlestoke Manor passes.
Bill Phillips: Damp trouser leg might result perhaps
Great shot Bill, so much to see and the B&W finish is excellent. (If you drove up the A46 the other day, I read your comment to Ingrid, then you were no more than 30 minutes from us, we know those roadworks, you presumably came past our way somewhere.)
Bill Phillips: I wondered if I was anywhere near you. I was working sadly!
A great image Bill and very well presented in b&w. They are very handsome locomotives.
Bill Phillips: All of the main great Western Engines were quite similar in appearance just different in size.
very nice sir!!
takes one back into the 1900's.. smile
Bill Phillips: In it's heyday the Great western Railway was known as God's Wonderful Railway!
Nice shot, and I like the reuse idea, also a rather fine convenience.
Bill Phillips: The Great Western were ahead of their time with standardisation I suppose
Love the background info on this one, Bill. Really gives insight...oh, and the gentlemen only toilet in the shot? Kind of small, don't you think? lol
Bill Phillips: Perhaps it seems bigger inside?
  • fulu
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2011, 16:46
Great shot. The B&W conversion in particular appeals to me smile
Bill Phillips: Thank you i'm pleased you like it
thats a whopping 30% still going, i wonder how many of our modern locomotives will be around in 100 years Bill? nice one m8smile
Bill Phillips: Someone will want to preserve some of them...look at the old diesels that have been preserved
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Apr 2011, 18:41
This is definitely a gentleman's sort of photograph! Good choice for b/w here.
This brings back some old memories Bill.
Good perspective and an interesting, busy picture, Bill.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Apr 2011, 21:10
I'm assuming the buckets are for the males who aren't Gentlemen. Thanks for the information on the Manors; I never knew that they were a box of all sorts and only 30 were built.
Love this shot Bill but where is the ladies

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