Living Museum of the Great Western Railway

Iron Duke

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 This was withdrawn in 1871 though the name was re-used for one of the then new Rover class, which itself lasted until the demise of the Broad Gauge in 1892.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.

Static Display
Build date
Built at
RESCO Railways
Wheel arrangement
4 - 2 - 2
Route availability
Boiler pressure
100 psi
18 x 24 in
21.7 sq ft
Power class
Superheater area
Tractive effort
8100 lbs
35t 10cwt
Wheel diameter

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