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Duchess of Hamilton

By Blakey_Boy
Taken at York National Museum Railfest photographic evening:
The Duchess of Hamiltonwas built in 1938 at Crewe.
The Duchess was painted wartime black livery in November 1944. Her streamlined casing was removed for maintenance-efficiency reasons in December 1947 and she was then given the LMS 1946 black livery. In 1948 she passed into BR ownership. She was painted in the short-lived BR blue livery in April 1950, but was soon repainted on 26 April 1952 into Brunswick green. The semi-streamlined smokebox was replaced with a round-topped smokebox in February 1957, and in September 1958 she was painted maroon. The lining was BR style to begin with; then in October 1959 she received the current LMS style lining which she has carried for all her years in preservation

Tags: Train Transport Steam York Digitally manipulated Locomotive Locomotion Nrm Duchess of hamilton

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Comments


Andysnapper 13 109 25 England
5 Jun 2012 9:13AM
An excellent shot of a beautiful engine. My grandad worked on her during construction and my dad when she came in for some work in the late fifties.

Andy
sherring 14 46 13 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 9:21AM
My favourite locomotive, have yet to see her in her streamlined casing.

Steve.
kirkoid 10 1 England
5 Jun 2012 10:52AM
Well captured.
Dave

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