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Q14.29. GWR Castle Class Locomotive Names.

Several Castle class locomotives had provisional names, some of which were subsequently changed before nameplates were fitted and many ran with names that were later changed. Information is requested on the following:

A) The provisional names of 5004 and 5005

B) 5043 to 5063 had castle names removed in favour of earls, but why were the castle names removed from 5064 & 5065 and then later given different castle names - were two additional earls contemplated?

C) 5058 was provisionally named Picton Castle. Why was this dropped in favour of Newport?

D) 5067 was provisionally named Wilton Castle Why was this dropped in favour of St Fagans?

(IA:13480)

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