Didcot unveils County of Glamorgan chassis

ALMOST 52 years after the last of the original Hawksworth ‘County’ 4-6-0s was consigned to the scrapyard, the Great Western Society unveiled the rolling chassis of its ‘new’ No. 1014 County of Glamorgan at Didcot on August 27.

‘County’ on shed: the rolling chassis of re-created Hawksworth ‘County’ No. 1014 County of Glamorgan sits outside the 1938 engine shed at Didcot on August 27. GARY BOYD-HOPE
‘County’ on shed: the rolling chassis of re-created Hawksworth ‘County’ No. 1014 County of Glamorgan sits outside the 1938 engine shed at Didcot on August 27. GARY BOYD-HOPE

The special ‘County Day’ was intended to not only showcase the bottom end of the 4-6-0 to existing supporters of

No. 1014, but also to stimulate new interest in the project. In spite of the prevailing inclement conditions, a large crowd assembled around the Didcot turntable shortly after midday to hear GWS chairman, Richard Croucher, formally unveil the new-build.

Read more in September’s issue of The RM

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