GWR 6000 Class 6000 King George V


Commemorative Bell

Name Plate

25 Comments CherryPie on Nov 17th 2011

25 Responses to “King George V”

  1. I like this type ov train. They ar so much mor intrestin than modern wuns an the snow dident get in their way!!!


  2. ....peter says:

    What a classic locomotive that you have captures today Cherie…. this engine goes far beyond anything that i have ever seen and you have captured it so very well with all of the reflections…. i am sure that “King George V” was quite pleased with it….peter:)

    • CherryPie says:

      Those old trains are amazing, I can only imagine what it would have been like to travel on one. Photographing them was difficult, the light was very dim, I didn’t have a tripod with me and the trains are so close together it is difficult to get a good angle to photograph them.

  3. What a beauty Cherie very impressive :-0

  4. Ginnie says:

    Are you serious, Cherry? The King George V Christmas Train!

  5. angus dei says:

    nice chuff-chuff CherryPie:)

  6. Bernard says:

    Not a ‘chuff-chuff’ Angus. :)
    It had four cylinders and would exhaust a ‘chuff’ at the end of each stroke.
    It was therefore a ‘chuff-chuff, ‘chuff-chuff, ‘chuff-chuff, ‘chuff-chuff’ per revolution of a driving wheel. :)
    I remember seeing it come through Taplow at speed many years ago.
    The only way to appreciate these engines, is when in steam.
    Beautiful pictures CherryPie, but it is sad that the engine is so cold and dead in a museum.
    They should be hot, sizzling and rearing to go!
    (Like I was in my youth!) :O

    • CherryPie says:

      Thanks for the additional technical information :-)

      It is sad that all these trains aren’t running any more but it would be even sadder if they had been left to rot away. I am glad they have been preserved for everyone to see.

      I think I best not comment on hot, sizzling and raring to go… It seems safer ;-)

    • angus dei says:

      Not chuffed then Bernard the steamy:)

  7. Joelaindien says:



    see you

  8. Mickie Brown says:

    What a lovely time you must be having in York–so many beautiful and interesting things to see. The King George V is quite an awesome train–lots of “spit and polish” to make it look so bright and shiny. Great posts. Have a lovely weekend, Cherie. Mickie :)

  9. J_on_tour says:

    It is with mixed feelings that as a specific diesel class fan (it’s currently stored outside under the tarpaulin ! ) with an interest in certain steam engines stored here that I see this clinical polished museum of unused engines. However I appreciate that each engine has specific reasons for being selected for display and the organisation has in recent years taken to the idea of hiring out the traction to the more real world of the North York Moors Railway. Having said that, it would be impossible to get decent shots like the quality final shot that you show here.

    • CherryPie says:

      I is a shame that they are mostly static indoors these days. But it is better that they are preserved for future generations to see, rather than just rotting away somewhere.

      Thanks for you comment about my photo. The conditions in the museum especially on that day (dark and dreary outside) made photographic conditions difficult.

      The engines are all so close up together that it presents a different challenge.

  10. Mike Farmer says:

    When I was a young man, I worked on the dining car of the cornish Riviera Express, this locomotive regulary pulled us … great memories

    • CherryPie says:

      Wow! That must be a great memory to have :-)

      My Mum remembers these trains or rather the carriages as they were in those days and my Grandfather used to work as a guardsman :-)

  11. Mike Farmer says:

    Hi, To be precise I was 19 yrs old and a chef on the Cornish Riviera Express, the loco King George v, regularly pulled us, truly a magnificent loco.I have just commisioned a steel foundry in Yorkshire to make me a copy of the nameplate she used to carry when taking us down to Penzance ….Mike