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G.W.R. The Flying Dutchman (Dean Single - Royal Sovereign)


G.W.R. The Flying Dutchman (Dean Single - Royal Sovereign)

Years Released: 2008 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 1 year.

Model: G.W.R. The Flying Dutchman (Dean Single - Royal Sovereign)
Running Number: 3050
Category: Train Packs
Train Packs
Locomotive Class: Dean Single Achilles Class
Dean Single Achilles Class
Designer: William Dean
Class Information: A total of 79 Dean Achilles Class Single wheelers built between 1891 and 1899 for express passenger services out of Paddington by the Great Western Railway. Built during the period of conversion to standard gauge, the first thirty members were built with a 2-2-2 wheel arrangement, with the first eight also featuring convertible frames with the eminent demise of the broad gauge infrastructure. More...
Weight: 50 tons (not including tender)
Purpose: Mixed Traffic
Wheel Arrangement: 4-2-2
Wheel Arrangement Name: Single Wheeler
Model Information: Coach running numbers: 1895 1896 2085
Models Produced: ---
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Company: G.W.R. - Great Western Railway
Logo: G.W.R. Crest
Logo Years: 1927 - 1947
Great Western Railway
Livery: G.W.R. Green
G.W.R. Green
Livery Details: Brunswick green with gilt lettering, and orange and black lining.
Company Information: The G.W.R. was formed as a railway company in 1835 and was the only company to survive the 1923 grouping, to become one of the big four. The King and Castle class locomotives were amongst the most famous G.W.R. steam designs.

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Current: 1790 - December 2023
Previous: 1122 - November 2023
Movement: (-668)

Model Year Details (1)

2008 R.2706 2008
G.W.R. The Flying Dutchman (Dean Single - Royal Sovereign)

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2008 Named after a famous racehorse of the mid-19th Century, the “Flying Dutchman” service was first operated by the Great Western Railway in 1862 and ran in that year from Paddington to Didcot at an average speed of 55 mph! The special limited edition train pack of 2000 pieces is representative of the “Flying Dutchman” at the turn of the 19th Century when the chosen class of locomotive scheduled to pull the train was one of William Dean’s superb 7ft 8in 4-2-2 Singles. Each specially presented limited edition train pack includes a numbered certificate.

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R.2706 - G.W.R. The Flying Dutchman (Dean Single - Royal Sovereign) - 2008
R.2706 G.W.R. The Flying Dutchman (Dean Single - Royal Sovereign) - 2008

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