In the late 1930s it became fashionable for railways to “streamline” steam locomotives. The Great Western Railway could not be bothered to do a proper job, but as a gesture towards the trend modified one of their existing locomotives to the incredibly ugly condition seen above.
The engine chosen? King Henry VII.
Clearly someone high up at Swindon Works was a closet Ricardian with a sense of humour.
Or a sense of revenge? Love it, Ricardians lurking everywhere, ready to pounce.