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BR/GWR Hawkesworth 4-6-0 Class Hall No. 7927 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966

BR/GWR Hawkesworth 4-6-0 Class Hall No. 7927 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

BR/GWR Hawkesworth 4-6-0 Class 6959 Modified Hall No. 7927 'Willington Hall', built at Swindon Works in October 1950 at Woodham Brothers scrapyard, Barry, Wales on 18th August 1966. It was withdrawn from 81F Oxford shed in December 1965. The Modified Halls were a development of the Hall Class with larger superheater, one piece main frames and plate-framed bogie.

The frames of 7927 were purchased as part of a project to re-create a GWR 1000 County Class locomotive, No.1014 'County of Glamorgan'. The boiler is going to be used for new-build Grange Class No. 6880 Betton Grange.

A schoolboy trainspotter, wearing his school uniform of peaked school cap, shirt, tie, pullover, blazer, short trousers and knee socks, stands by the loco recording numbers in his notebook. By 1966, school caps and shorts were no longer worn by the vast majority of boys, only public and grammar schools hanging on to them.

Date Photo Taken 18/08/1966
Date Uploaded 21/06/2014
Image Owner/Copyright Howie Milburn
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Steam Loco Information for BR/GWR Hawkesworth 4-6-0 Class Hall No. 7927 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

Steam Loco Class Information for BR/GWR Hawkesworth 4-6-0 Class Hall No. 7927 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image


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