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Scale: 8 mm/ft – 522 mm over buffers
Paper Size: 670 mm x 305 mm (26.4 in x 12 in)
Limited Edition Run: 250 – signed and numbered
If printed the first signed and numbered print of Pendennis Castle (1/250) will be allocated by a draw.
To be entered into this draw you must make an advance order in the three weeks prior to the publication date.
If you would like to be notified when advance orders are being taken just fill in the online GWR Castle Form.
The Castle Class, designed by C.B. Collett, were a development of G.J Churchward’s Star Class. The first appeared in 1923 and was proclaimed as Britain’s most powerful passenger locomotive.
In 1925 Pendennis Castle, was chosen to take part in trials on the LNER against their larger pacifics. These were carried out from the 20th April to the 2nd May with Pendennis Castle performing well with its sure-footedness and swift starts, as well as showing the importance of adequately proportioned long-travel valves.
On withdrawal No.4079 was preserved. Pendennis Castle is portrayed in the condition it ran on the LNER in 1925.
Built: Swindon, February 1924
Lot Number: 224
Total Millage: 1,758,398
Withdrawn: May 1964