Double Manors

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Oliver Russell

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The 20 Collett "Manors" were designed to provide a more powerful replacement for the myriad 4-4-0s and 2-6-0s in use on Great Western secondary lines in the late 1930s. Although not very successful at first they were subject to modifications under British Railways which made them much better and BR built a further 10 of them in 1950. Two of the latter visited the West Somerset Railway in late September 2018 and are seen on Sunday 30th September passing non-stop through Crowcombe station.

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