[Dixielandjazz] Some Thanksgiving Jazz
M.BATES at lamp.ac.uk
Wed Nov 25 08:40:39 PST 2009
Hi Locomotives in the UK are all certainly she's (within the world of railway buffs) irrespective of the name given to the locs. The Castle Class was a Great Western Railway 4-6-0 locomotive class originally designed by Charles Collett in which the engines were named (in the main) after famous castles (e.g. Pendennis Castle, Clun Castle). The 'Battle of Britain' was also a locomotive class, this time a Pacific class 4-6-2 engine designed by Bullied and the engines were named after RAF squadrons, aircraft, commanders and airfields that had participated in the Battle of Britain (e.g. Tangmere, Sir Keith Park etc.)
From: dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com [mailto:dixielandjazz-bounces at ml.islandnet.com] On Behalf Of pj.ladd
Sent: 25 November 2009 16:16
To: Martin Bates
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Some Thanksgiving Jazz
Locomotives are transvestites, e.g. "The Flying Scotsman" and "Princess >>
When I was kid one of the main Classes was the `Castle` Class, Arundel Castle etc and there is certainly one engine named `Battle of Britain`.
Makes `He` or `She` a little difficult.
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