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All across the Western Region, the locomotives waited their turn for repairs to modify the plate frames with additional fillets of metal welded to the upper and lower edges of the bogie side frames that were seen to be suffering stress cracking in service, with two locomotives totally failing.
As for my own recollections of the 'Kings' from the 1950s?
Maybe it was the 'Cambrian Coast Express' or the 'Inter-City', with those clean-cut cream-backed headboards only enhancing those wonderful images that still linger vividly in the memory.
The 'Kings' were exceedingly photogenic, having those clearly defined lines, the immense boiler topped off with a neat, not over-sized chimney and the bulbous smokebox door creating an impressive, striking look that distinguished the class from the 'Castles'.
It is also worth noting that the engine now has a sleeveless chimney fitted and the middle lamp iron has always been of different variety to the rest of the class since the brass bell was fitted, although the centre iron was rarely used in service. New front frames, indicated by the large support washer on the frame end, not yet seen.2. This would seem to be platform 9, which was designated as the north eastern end of the station and combined with platform 8 it formed a total length of 1,340 feet. The side-on view allows us a different aspect and the 'rods down' pose shows up the web in-fill on the drive wheels best picked out on the rear driver at the 5 o'clock position, an extension of the journal for the coupling rod, adding strength to that section.
Extended covers for inside valves added later .3. The 'one with the bell' the youngsters cried when King '6000' came into view, the only class member to be easily recognised by virtue of the famous brass bell. The central area of the leading bogie assembly has seen welding repairs carried out to strengthen the sectors which succumbed to the stresses of main line running with the heaviest of expresses for so many years, although such problems only surfaced in the early 1950's.