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Mr Monkey at the National Railway Museum, 26th February

"This one is slow and steady and green"

Mr Monkey looking at a ticket booth surrounded by luggage Mr Monkey looking into the cab of GWR 2818

Mr Monkey clambered over some carelessly abandoned luggage to peer into a ticket office, then trotted along the platform to inspect a freight train. The locomotive is a Great Western 28XX 2-8-0, No. 2818, with eight smallish driving wheels to haul heavy loads at slow speeds. The GWR built 167 of these locomotives.

You can read about the 2800 class at the Great Western Archive website.

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