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Gooch Waverley Class
The class were the first large express four-coupled locomotives and were ahead of their time, being too powerful and heavy for the trains of their day. They had 7' 0" coupled wheels, but were said to have been rather poor steamers. They were mostly used on the South Wales Railway.
"Antiquary," built Swindon June 1855, scrapped June 1876. To enlarge right click and select "view image"
"Waverley" Class 4-4-0 "Robin Hood" was built by Robert Stephenson & Co. and delivered in March 1855.
On 5 November 1868 an up South Wales mail behind "Waverley" Class 4-4-0 "Rob Roy" collided with a cattle train at Bullo Pill. 8 people and several dozen cattle were killed
An early view of "Ivanhoe," perhaps around 1860. "Ivanhoe" was completed by Stephenson's in March 1855
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