Gooch Iron Duke Class, 4-2-2 express passanger locomotives.
Cyl: 18 x 24; DW: 8 ft.
These locomotives had an estimated top speed of 80 mph and were used on the Flying Dutchman express, the world's fastest train for a number of years with an average speed between London and Exeter (in 1851) of 53 mph.
|BR #||GWR #||Great Western Railway: Broad Gauge #||Name||Built||Wdrn||1950 shed||Last shed||Notes||Photos|
|Great Western||1846||1870||Built initially as a 2-2-2 locomotive but soon rebuilt to 4-2-2 after breaking the front axle.|
|Iron Duke||Iron Duke||1847||1871|
|Great Britain||Great Britain||1847||1870||Rebuilt as a prototype for the Rover Class.|
|Prometheus||1850||1870||Rebuilt as a prototype for the Rover Class. Suffered a boiler explosion at Westbourne MPD (Paddington) on 8 Nov 1862.|
|Estafette||1850||1870||Rebuilt as a prototype for the Rover Class.|
|lordoftheisles||Lord of the Isles||1851||1884||Named Charles Russell before entering service; exibited at the Great Exhibition in London. Stored at Swindon works after withdrawal until 1906 when lack of room caused it to be cut up.|
Number of locomotives logged in this class is 31.
Number of locomotives with photos available in this class: 6.