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"My turn, I think"

Mr Monkey watching a driver standing on a footplate Mr Monkey at the controls of King George V

Exploring the section on running the railway, Mr Monkey studied the displays about being a guard, or a signalman, or a driver, and scampered into the cab of Dean goods engine 2516. He wasn't allowed near the controls, but further on he found Number 6000 King George V and found the controls unguarded. Nothing happened when he fiddled with them, though. For no doubt excellent reasons this locomotive went to America to take part in the centenary of the Baltimore and Ohio Railway shortly after it was built in 1927, and still has a bell on the front to prove it.

You can read about King class locomotives at the Great Western Archive.

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