A Dean Goods on Passenger Duty
A Dean Goods on Passenger Duty

20"x16". Alkyd. 1991

These engines date from 1883. At first, they were used for main line work. When the more powerful Churchward 2-8-0s began to appear in the mid-1900s the Dean Goods were demoted to more humble duties, frequently being used on secondary passenger workings. About sixty members of the class worked in France during the first world war. The second war saw more than one hundred requisitioned, some serving in north Africa. After the war, twenty-two of the engines were sold to China. The last members of the class still at home were withdrawn in 1957.

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