Whistles Acquired for steam locomotive 3840 “County of Montgomery”

3840 whistle
Credit: CCT
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Thanks to an unnamed individual, a pair of Great Western Railway whistles have been donated to the Churchward County Trust. The whistles will be used on their new-built GWR Churchward 4-4-0 “County” class engine No.3840 “County of Montgomery”.

Whistles

Although its currently unknown if these type of whistles were ever fitted to the Churchward Counties, the donation is much appreciated by the society.

The pair consists of one high pitched whistle (the main whistle on the locomotives, for hauling normal trains), whereas the other whistle produces a deeper tone, used to notify the brake van on an unfitted freight train to apply their brakes, hence the different sound.

Whistles for 3840 Credit CCT
Whistles for 3840 Credit CCT

Nameplate

Also revealed recently was a picture of the nameplates under construction at the Procast Foundry.

Nameplates Under Construction // Credit CCT
Nameplates Under Construction // Credit CCT

For more information, please visit the Churchward County Trust’s website here.

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Jamie Duggan avatar
Since I was a child, I have been a big fan of steam locomotives. This enthusiasm has been become greater in recent years, leading to me becoming involved in a society restoring a standard gauge locomotive. Joining the RailAdvent team in 2017, I help Michael produce articles.