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6024 ‘King Edward I’ Hauling The Torbay Express Through Parson Street 06/12/2008

A very cold start to the 6th morning in December 2008, Setting off to Parson Street,Bristol to film 6024 ‘King Edward I’ is always worth the journey! especially after performances like todays! it seemed to me that she doesn’t play by the rules and still continues to break the smoking ban! 6024 Hosts The First Winter Torbay Express From Bristol Temple Meads On This Day! Brilliant performance from her! The Picture provided in this film was photographed by Steve Toogood, For pictures from this day and many other brilliant photos that hes taken, please visit his fotopic and witness the brilliant pictures from this day! Cheers Hope You Enjoy The Magnificent Performance From 6024 ‘King Edward I’

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The Torbay Express – 6024 King Edward 1 (August 22nd & September 5th 2010)

The Torbay Express from Bristol to Kingswear run by Torbay Express Limited. Filmed on the 22nd of August and the 5th September 2010 and hauled on both dates by 6024 King Edward 1. Outward Locations: Backwell Common, Backwell, Bradford on Tone, Dawlish, Shaldon, Broadsands Viaduct & Churston Ferrers Turntable Return Locations: Galmpton, Dawlish, Powderham, Beambridge, Outwood, Bankland & Yatton Hope you enjoy it.

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6024 King Edward 1 on ‘THE PEMBROKE COAST EXPRESS’ 1st May 2011.

On a very blustery day, I went out to film The Pembroke Coast Express running as 1Z24 08.14 from Bristol Temple Meads to Pembroke Dock via Carmarthen. The train was diesel hauled by 66192 from Bristol to Margam,where the King took over for the first part of the run to Carmarthen via The Swansea avoiding line. The Class 66 preceded it to Carmarthen, where it was re-attached for the journey to Pembroke Dock, with the King trailing. The service returned fro Pembroke Dock at 14.15 with the 66 at the rear. It didn’t stop at Carmarthen but called at Llangennech for water. It then proceeded to Margam where the 66 was detached allowing the King and it’s 11 coach train to work the last leg of the journey to Bristol Temple Meads. The 66 followed closely behind light engine.This video was shot at various locations across South Wales during the day, titled as necessary throughout , and my apologies for slight wind noise which was unavoidable.

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6024 King Edward 1 puts on a show as it speeds through Wellington Station with the Welsh Marches Express on Saturday 13 May 2006.

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‘Prembroke Coast Express’ with 6024 ‘King Edward I’ – Sunday 01/05/11

A rare trip down to Tenby hauled by a steam locomotive was used to promote this railtour, only possible on a Sunday due to pathing issues on the branch down to the seaside town in West Wales. Given the honour to haul this, the ‘Pembroke Coast Express’, was GWR 4-6-0 ‘King’ Class number 6024 ‘King Edward I’ on a rake of mixed steam era liveried Mark 1 coaches, seen here on the return to Bristol Temple Meads from a bridge in Marshfield on the approach to Newport. With thanks to GJDobbzy.

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GWR King Class 6024 King Edward 1 heads towards Sutton Junction with the Cathedrals Expressl, steam-hauled ex Bristol Parkway, on the afternoon of Saturday 11th June 2011.

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6024 King Edward I Hereford 29/12/07 12.20pm

Recorded in a wind tunnel beside Aylestone Hill road bridge, so the sound is appalling- sorry. KE1 was watered at Hereford before being hitched to a Kingfisher Tours special “The Elgar 150 Explorer” from Ealing Broadway, before it’s run to Gloucester & Lickey Incline.

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Edward Somerset ? English Inventor of The World’s First Steam Engine 1653

I though as England has produced so many famous inventors and engineers I thought it may be of interest to write this short article on the world’s first Steam Engine.

Edward Somerset (1601 – 1667) was an English nobleman involved in royalist politics; he was also an inventor. In the book he authored in 1655 of over 100 inventions, the power and applications of what would become the steam engine are clearly described.

Edward Somerset was a Cavalier who supported Charles I in Wales and raised a regiment of horse for him. His campaigning in the West of England and in Wales did not go well.

After a month with his force of over 2,000 troops encamped at Higham outside Gloucester in March 1643, Herbert decided to leave them as he travelled to meet the king at Oxford.

In his absence the entire force surrendered without any exchange of fire, earning it the title “The Mushroom Army”. He was rewarded in 1644, however, with a peerage, being created Earl of Glamorgan and Baron Beaufort, of Caldecote. However, due to irregularities in the letteers patent these titles were not recognized after the Restoration.

Sent to Ireland, he made a false move in concluding a treaty, in great secrecy, on behalf of Charles that was considered to concede too much to the Catholics there; he himself was a Catholic. In extricating himself from that position, he became a close ally of Giovanni Battista Rinuccini and a potential replacement for James Butler as royalist leader.

His plans to bring Irish troops over to England were overtaken by events, and he left for France with George Leyburn. He succeeded his father as Marquess of Worcester in 1646.

He was formally banished in 1649, but after four years in Paris returned to England in 1653. He was discovered, charged with high treason and sent to the Tower of London he was treated leniently by the Council of State and released on bail in 1654. That year he took up again his interest in engineering and inventions, leasing a house at Vauxhall where his Dutch or German technician Kaspar Kalthoff could work. After this he largely avoided politics, and did not press his claims to the various other titles of nobility.

In 1655 he authored a book which consisted of textual descriptions of 100 separate inventions. It was eventually printed in 1663 and included a device described as his “Water-commanding Engine”. Constructed from the barrel of a cannon it was an obvious prototype design for what would later become the steam engine which clearly anticipated the power and applications of that machine.

When Edward died he suggested that a model of his engine should be buried with him. Almost 200 years later in 1861, this prompted Victorian collector Bennet Woodcroft to mount an expedition, on behalf of The Science Museum to the vault of Raglan church, to try and find a model of the invention in Somerset’s tomb. Despite opening the coffin lid and searching thoroughly, no model was found. Woodcroft did, however, return with one of Edward’s fingers as a memento

The London Science Museum has plans of his “Water-commanding Engine” which shows it was a working steam engine for pumping water.

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