Unseen Steam Features

Artist's impression of the new Class 800 at Paddington in the new Great Western Railway colours.
Posted: 5 years 6 months ago | Author/Source: Editorial
It’s almost a case of back to the future as the first holder of the franchise covering the Paddington to West Country and South Wales franchise was known as Great Western Trains.
In readopting one of the oldest names in Britain’s railway history, the operator has made an unashamed bid to try and claim the undoubted inheritance and glamour that the ‘old’ Great Western had. This is made explicit in the press release that accompanied the announcement:

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