Built: 1985 4-2-2 “Iron Duke ”


Iron Duke - October 1986

Broad Gauge Replica Loco, built by RESCO Railways in 1985, as part of the Great Western 150 celebrations, using parts from two Hunslet Austerity tanks. The locomotive is part of the collection of the National Railway Museum.

The locomotive is a replica of one of the first batch of the 29 strong Iron Duke class which was built in 1847. This was withdrawn in 1871 though the name was re-used for one of the then new Rover class, which itself lasted until the demise of the Broad Gauge in 1892.

After a few earlier visits in 1986/7, this locomotive returned to Didcot Railway Centre in December 2013 and will be cosmetically restored for static display.

Iron Duke - 1986 Iron Duke - October 1986

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Wheel Arrangement 4 - 2 - 2
Cylinders 18 x 24 in
Driving wheel diameter 8ft
Tractive Effort 8100 lbs
Weight 35t 10cwt
Coal Capacity  
Water Capacity  
Route Availability N/A
Power Class N/A
Boiler type  
Boiler pressure 100 psi
Barrel maximum dia.  
Barrel length  
Area of firegrate 21.7 sq ft
Heating surfaces, firebox  
Heating surfaces, tubes  
Superheater Area None
CURRENT STATUS: Static Display


Page last updated:10-Mar-2014