Chances are you already have one downloaded on your machine.
For example, if you click-on the arrow image (left) it will link you to downloadable PDF containing a full list of GWR Reporting Numbers for the year 1939.
If you donated after SC4.6 but never received a reply, we may have been unable to contact you for some reason.
However, at the beginning of the page I do need to add some overall provisos in, as some lists are not complete and might, despite considerable effort, contain errors and missing details.
I do not mind if visitors are asked to offer corrections and additions; I do not have a crippling pride, my purpose has always been to get the thing right for myself, and I well know that out there are a lot of very knowledgeable enthusiasts who visit your site, and so it would be great if their knowledge could be shared with others…'Ed's humbling words sums up the spirit of the World Wide Web perfectly and I am proud to feature his work on this page.
Well, like many others, I suspect, the configuration of the WR's numerals on smokebox doors were something of an enigma; we knew what they meant, of course, but due to the high number of different codes for different workings the true identity of certain trains always remained a mystery.
So I asked Ed if he would be willing to pass on the findings of his studies for the benefit of site visitors, and I am delighted he kindly agreed.
During the time we have worked together, I learned so much from him…in particular Ed's dedication and enthusiasm taught me that great things can be accomplished in life when you care little about who gets the credit. When the staccato exhaust hit the underside of Westbourne Bridge, the reverberations could be heard and felt by all those within earshot; wonderful memories, wonderful times…Indeed visitors to this site can be broken down into three main categories: the person researching a particular project, the person looking for an old-fashioned nostalgic wallow or the hardcore railway buff who is interested in every minute detail of every permutation of every aspect of railways; the kind who'll surf the site for days on end and probably not care where they end up!
(Left-Below) It is said that a picture on its own is worth a thousand words, but the converse can also be true as I hope you'll find when going through the pages on this site.Born in London in 1940, Ed was just 2 years-old when his family moved to Surrey to escape the London Blitz.His interest in all things 'Great Western' began as a small boy during family trips by steam train from Paddington to visit his grandparents in Gloucester.Okay, it is hardly an edifying caption, but when in doubt the less said the better.Ed writes: Richard Greenwood's shot (below) of Castle class 5060 Sarum Castle in charge of what appears to be an inter-Regional train for the LM Region was taken at Leamington Spa on Easter Tuesday 1962.Some years later he joined the Great Western Society and regularly attended their open days.