[Dixielandjazz] Some Thanksgiving Jazz

Martin Bates 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.)


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To: Martin Bates
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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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