I'm a little disappointed by this article, in two respects. Firstly, there is no mention of Churchward's purchasing and importing of French Atlantic Compound locomotives, and his careful analysis of the benefits and drawbacks of the compound design, and of the wheel layout (compared with his preferred 4-6-0). Secondly, there is no mention of his one Pacific, no. 111 ("The Great Bear") - with its limited track availability and loading gauge problems, or otherwise. I hope these might be mentioned in some future revision. Unfortunately, I am presently unable to do the additions myself. Hair Commodore 19:59, 9 November 2006 (UTC)
I'd been planning to do this on the Star class page, but it could well sit better here. It might be a while, so don't hold back! --Old Moonraker 21:13, 9 November 2006 (UTC)
Have added a piece of trivia to the article, regarding an incident between Churchward and the GWR's directors. I have a source for this, but I'm not sure how to add references to an article. It comes from the book "British Steam Railways - A History of Steam Locomotives - 1800 to the Present Day" by David Ross. If someone could tell me how to add this reference, I will gladly do so. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk • contribs)
Thanks for the contribution! I've added a reference from a book I had to hand rather than the one you gave, which I haven't seen. Because it's already in the references section, I was able to use a simple harvard reference. Follow the link for suggestions for all methods of referencing. Having read that, you should be in a position to substitute your reference for mine if you want.
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A quick way to sign is just to type four tildes, like this: ~~~~ Old Moonraker 05:42, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
In addition to Hair Commodore's comments, I would suggest some reference to Churchward's freight engines, especially his 2-8-0s and 2-8-0 tanks, which were very long-lived, and his superb mixed-traffic 2-8-0s of class 47xx. Also how about a reference to the article Steam Locomotives of the Great Western Railway which lists all the separate articles on Churchward's designs? Thank-you for the article. 8474tim (talk) 23:26, 9 September 2010 (UTC)