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2-8-0 locomotives under construction in AE shop, 1943

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In this image, War Department 2-8-0 locomotives are shown under construction in AE shop at Swindon Works in May 1943. In order to meet the demand for locomotives for war work, the War Department placed an order in 1942 for the GWR to build 80 LMS 8F Class Stanier 2-8-0 freight locomotives, for use both at home and overseas. The short supply of raw materials meant that the building of these locomotives took longer than expected, and this image shows a number of the first batch of 27 engines under construction, over a year after the first order was placed

Media ID 19931803

Date: 10th March 2014

Unique Reference Number: HWW2-2 062

Image Size: 2772 x 2057 Pixels

Filesize is 1.71MB

Associated Categories: Locomotive Works

Associated Categories: A Shop

Associated Categories: Other Standard Gauge Locomotives

Associated Categories: Standard Gauge

Associated Categories: The Railway at War

Associated Categories: Second World War

Keywords: 2 8 0, 2 8 0 freight locomotives, 8f class, ae shop, lms, stanier, swindon works, war department, world war 2