The photograph of the railway locomotive on page six of The Bugle (August 22 edition) is interesting, and Doreen Harris is quite correct in saying that the coupled wheels must have been at least six feet tall.
They were in fact six feet eight and a half inches in diameter.
The locomotive is a Great Western Railway 2900 (‘Saint’) Class two-cylinder express engine, one of the first types of George Jackson Churchward’s new classes of modernised locomotives for that company.
The number of this particular example appears to be either 173 or 175.
I favour 175, as I believe that no 173 was named Robin’s Bolitho from new whereas no 175, while built in 1905, was not named Viscount Churchill until 1907, and I cannot see any nameplate in the photograph.
However, it could, of course, be a photograph of no 173 immediately after completion and before its nameplates were fitted.