No. 4942 Maindy Hall

  • ‘Hall’ meets ‘Saint’ in Didcot photography event

    ‘Hall’ meets ‘Saint’ in Didcot photography event

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    IT WAS a case of ‘before and after’ at Didcot Railway Centre on August 17 when newly completed Churchward ‘Saint’ No. 2999 Lady of Legend came face to face with Collett ‘Hall’ No. 5900 Hinderton Hall.  The meeting of the two 4-6-0s was significant: Collett’s ‘Halls’ were a direct derivative of the ‘Saints’ after No. 2925 Saint Martin…

  • Didcot’s ‘Saint’ unveiled  in full Georgian finery

    Didcot’s ‘Saint’ unveiled in full Georgian finery

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    THE Great Western Society’s re-creation of a Churchward ‘Saint’ 4-6-0 – No. 2999 Lady of Legend – is officially complete. The milestone has been achieved 45 years after donor locomotive No. 4942 Maindy Hall was acquired from Barry Scrapyard in 1974. The ‘Saint’ made its public debut at Didcot, albeit cold and in unlined black, in November…

  • Celebrity launch for Lady of Legend

    Celebrity launch for Lady of Legend

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    TV presenter and former member of the British Railways Board Prue Leith is to launch the Great Western Society’s new Churchward Saint 4-6-0 No. 2999 Lady of Legend at Didcot Railway Centre at 11am on Friday, April 5. The event will mark the start of three steaming days at the centre. Prue was a judge…

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