Bulletin No:15

Class 8P Pacific 71000 'Duke of Gloucester'

Although I don't have a copy of Bulletin 15 the following photographs show the way in which the loco was tested

The tests were carried out under the direction of Mr. R.A.Riddles, Member (Mechanical & Electrical Engineering) Former Railway Executive, the work being controlled by the Locomotive Testing Committee. 

The static testing took place on the test plant at Swindon and the road tests between Bristol SPM and Reading via the Badminton line.

Here are a few pictures of the tests - look here for news of the loco today

Pictures are official BR

Entry in the Loco Diagram book

Catching a breath of fresh air

71000 works photograph

Road testing on GW main line

Outside Swindon Works DO

With the GWR Dynamometer Car

On a road test

The happy band

On the test plant at Swindon in October 1954



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