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Coronation Class Locomotive - City Of Saint Albans (Royal Doulton)


Coronation Class Locomotive - City Of Saint Albans (Royal Doulton)

Years Released: 1996 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 1 year.

Model: Coronation Class Locomotive - City Of Saint Albans (Royal Doulton)
Running Number: 6253
Category: Steam Locomotives
Steam Locomotives
Locomotive Class: 8P Duchess Class
8P Duchess Class
Designer: Sir William Stanier
Class Information: Introduced by the LMS in 1937, the Coronation / Duchess Class remains the most powerful steam locomotives built in Britain. Early locomotives in the class were built with streamlined casings that were later removed; while later built locomotives never received the distinctive casings. More...
Weight: 161 tons (including tender)
Purpose: Heavy Express Passenger
Wheel Arrangement: 4-6-2
Wheel Arrangement Name: Pacific
Model Information: 1946 - Time For A Change - 50th Anniversary Collection A commemorative limited edition of plates and locomotives commissioned by Hornby Railways in association with the Royal Doulton Company. By the end of the Second World War the four major railway companies were near to bankruptcy with their resources virtually exhausted. However the end of the war was a time for celebration and new beginnings. The austerity years were now behind them and it was time for change. A fresh look and a revitalisation plan were the orders of the day and as a first step in this process each of the railway companies, in their own way, set about the task of reliverying their locomotive stock. Each locomotive and plate set is limited to a 3000 production run. A numbered certificate corresponding to the hand applied number on the reverse of each plate is also included.
Length - 11 3/4 inches - 29.9cm.
Models Produced: * 2,900
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
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Company: L.M.S. - London Midland & Scottish Railway
Logo: L.M.S. Crest
Logo Years: 1923 - 1947
London Midland & Scottish Railway
Livery: L.M.S. Black
L.M.S. Black
Livery Details: Black with yellow lettering and red lining.
Company Information: The biggest of Britains big four post grouping railway companies formed in 1923. Made up from 34 company lines including the Caledonian, Midland and Somerset & Dorset Joint Railways. Express trains from London to Glasgow were a feature of this company.

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Model Year Details (1)

1996 R.459 1996
Coronation Class Locomotive - City Of Saint Albans (Royal Doulton)

Limited Edition

1996 Limited to 3,000

Related Service Sheets (2)

111A 4-6-2 Coronation Class June 1992
111A (Back) 4-6-2 Coronation Class - Back June 1992

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Model Catalogue Information

1996 Built: Crewe September 1946
Withdrawn: January 1963
The fully lined black was applied in 1946 which remained until the locomotive was reliveried in BR green in 1954.

Price List

1996 £99.99

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R.459 - Coronation Class Locomotive - City Of Saint Albans (Royal Doulton) - 1996
R.459 Coronation Class Locomotive - City Of Saint Albans (Royal Doulton) - 1996

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