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'Cornish Riviera Expres' GWR steam locomotive no 4062, c 1904.

Moore, F

'Cornish Riviera Expres' GWR steam locomotive no 4062, c 1904.
2 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 14cm


Painted photograph by F Moore showing the Great Western Railway's (GWR) Cornish Riviera Expres locomotive, which entered service in 1904, on what was at the time the world's longest non-stop run. The train ran daily, non-stop expres services from Paddington, London, to Plymouth, Devon, with a journey time of 265 minutes. For over twenty years it held the world record for the longest non-stop run, and was also unique in carrying three slip portions detached at speed at Westbury, Taunton and Exeter.

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