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Author Topic: R.I.P the GWR Mouse  (Read 1431 times)
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« on: May 19, 2019, 09:38:37 pm »

Now that 43185 'Great Western' has performed her final passenger duties and will soon be off to pastures new (hopefully not Ely Papworth Sidings), this will also see the passing of the GWR Mouse.

R.I.P little one!  Sad



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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 11:21:25 pm »

I look forward to the biography!
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 11:55:50 pm »

Please enlighten me, does it in any way refer to the Cuneo mouse?
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2019, 12:10:48 am »

I believe it is indeed a tribute to the artist Terence Cuneo. He painted many railway scenes, and after the mid 1950s always included a small mouse in his artwork.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2019, 12:19:59 am »

I wondered if it was that. He also included a little "Mouse Battery" in his painting of the Battle of Knightsbridge from the WW2 desert campaign (just right of the 25pdr by a discarded jerry can).
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