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Broad Gauge

Locomotives

A59 388 Class

Twenty Armstrong narrow gauge goods locomotives were converted to broad gauge between February 1884 and June 1888. This allowed for a most of the older tender goods locomotives to be withdrawn. They were used on mineral traffic west of Exeter and sometimes on overnight perishable traffic from the south west to London. They were converted back to narrow gauge between March and December 1892.

Plans

 
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1208 as in 1883

The Broad Gauge Of The Great Western Railway, The Bristol And Exeter And The North And South Devon Railways

 

Photographs

 
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1200, after conversion the locomotive continued in service until 1928.

100 Years Of The Great Western

 
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1204 outside Bath Road Shed in Bristol sometime after reboilering in July 1890.

Broad Gauge Locomotives

 
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1205 was built in 1876, converted to broad gauge in 1888 and reconverted to narrow gauge in 1892.

A Pictorial Record Of Great Western Engines
Volume One: Gooch, Armstrong & Dean Locmotives

 
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1207, Taunton

Taunton In The 1880s

 
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1214 at Plymouth Millbay.

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