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Nameplate CALDICOT CASTLE. Ex GWR 4-6-0 Locomotive, built Swindon Works December 1923 and numbered 4074. Double chimney and 4 row superheater fitted April 1959. Initially allocated to Old Oak Common, it soon found its way to Swansea, remaining there right up until 1962 when a short spell at Reading then Swindon, saw withdrawal take place in May 1963. Discounting the preserved Caerphilly Castle, this is actually the first of all proper Castles ever built and famously, also took part in the GWR/ LNER locomotive exchange trials of 1925 against Gresley Class A1 Pacific number 4474 Victor Wild, running between Paddington and Portsmouth. Note: The beautiful Caldicot Castle is 5 miles SW of Chepstow, Monmouthshire.

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Auction: May 2010 , Lot: 271
Sold for: £13,900
Nameplate CALDICOT CASTLE. Ex GWR 4-6-0