guitardave_1 wrote:Pedanticmongrel wrote:The GWR cathedral class is the King class, they changed the name of the class because the first one went to the USA and it had to carry an even grander name than a cathedral, so they named it after a monarch, strangly tho, I'm sure the most famous british king in history didn't have a loco named after him, (Henry VIII).
I was curious about this as I was sure the class worked through all the Kings, so a quick trip to Wikipedia says that 6013 was King Henry VIII. There is full info about the loco, so I assume it definitely ran under this name.
Ahh ok, seems I missed this little nugget, the GWR didn't however run through all the kings because there is no King Arthur? and I'm sure there have been more than 30 Kings of England? and there were only 30 60xx Kings.