The Duchess of Hamilton
Sir Willaim Stanier's Princess Coronation class of express locomotives were designed to haul the crack express trains of the London, Midland and Scottish railway between London and Scotland in direct competition with the trains of the Londer and North eastern railway.
The "Big Lizzies" as they were known were originally designed as streamliners but only the first ten of the class were actually built with streamlining in place and this was removed in 1946.
6229, Duchess of Hamilton was saved from the scapyard by Sir Billy Butlin ans was put on display at his Minehead Holiday camp for many years. Eventually the National railway Museum bought her and put it on display at York when it's boiler ticket expired. In 2009 it was decided to return it to her original condition and the work was undertaken at the Tyseley Works in Birmingham and then she was towed back to York for further display.
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