John Speller's Web Pages Gooch Standard Goods

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The Gooch "Standard Goods," "Flora," or "Caesar" Class was the most plentiful of Gooch's designs, comprising no fewer than seven Swindon lots of 0-6-0 locomotives.
"Dido," built at Swindon in 1851 and fitted with wide buffers, perhaps for banking duties at Box. To enlarge right click and select "view image"
"Zetes" at Gloucester in 1866 with Driver Hood and Fireman Drinkwater on the footplate, Shunter J. Bridges on the buffer beam, and Shunter Eli Watson beside the engine step. The background, the Gloucester Workhouse, has been whited out in this print
Last of the line. "Europa" was the the only member of Gooch's "Standard Goods" Class to survive until the end of the Broad Gauge in 1892. Shown here at Plymouth with the later style of cab and Armstrong chimney
"Tay," built at Swindon in 1858 and withdrawn in 1881, shown here at Westbourne Park in around 1880, as fitted with an early form of cab, an Armstrong-style chimney and with an ex-B&E tender
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