Windsor and Maidenhead Branch

Great Western Society Honoured

   43024 on Didcot shed with, among others, blue-liveried King 6023 and gas-turbine 18000, the so-called Kerosene Castle   Edward Tucker

2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the Great Western Society, and its headquarters at Didcot Railway Centre are enjoying a truly memorable year. Already 2011 has seen the return to steam of 6023 King Edward II and steam rail motor no. 93. On Saturday 10 September came a third momentous event, with the naming of First Great Western’s HST power car 43024 Great Western Society 1961-2011 Didcot Railway Centre by FGW Managing Director Mark Hopwood.

   43024's naming ceremony, with Mark Hopwood (left) and GWS chairman Richard Croucher   Edward Tucker
   The new nameplate on 43024   Edward Tucker

last updated: 20/09/11