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Locomotive 4096, Highclere Castle with its wartime black out screen, c.1940 Featured Castle Class Locomotives Image

Locomotive 4096, Highclere Castle with its wartime black out screen, c.1940

A train speeding through the countryside at night was a prime target for the German Luftwaffe. The glow from the locomotive firebox and light from the carriages made a train all too visible to the enemy. One of the blackout measures introduced by the GWR was the anti-glare screen. This image of Castle Class locomotive, Highclere Castle, shows an anti-glare screen attached to the cab roof and tender. During daylight the screen could be rolled back and, should an air raid be called, it could be quickly pulled back over the cab. This screen only covered the roof of the cab, but some screens covered the sides too

Queen Mary on the footplate of No 4082 Windsor Castle, 1924 Featured Castle Class Locomotives Image

Queen Mary on the footplate of No 4082 Windsor Castle, 1924

King George V and Queen Mary visited Swindon Works in April 1924. They arrived and departed on Windsor Castle. Charles Collett (Chief Mechanical Engineer) can be seen leaning out of the cab

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4 6 0, Castle, King George V, Queen Mary, Royalty, Swindon, Windsor, Work

No 4082, Windsor Castle, hauling the funeral train of King George VI, February 1952 Featured Castle Class Locomotives Image

No 4082, Windsor Castle, hauling the funeral train of King George VI, February 1952

A view of locomotive No 4082, Windsor Castle, hauling the funeral train of King George VI, at Paddington staiton, in February 1952.
The locomotive in the picture is actually No 7013, Bristol Castle, but the nameplates were swapped for the preferred Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle at this time was in Swindon Works for an overhaul

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