A view of the high speed express steam train 'The Coronation Scot,' passing through the Lune Valley near Tebay on its six and a half hour run between London and Glasgow on which it only stopped at Carlisle. It was inaugurated in the summer of 1937 and ran only until the commencement of the Second World War on 3 September 1939, so this photo dates from that short period.  The locomotive is a streamlined 'Princess Coronation' class Pacific (4-6-2 wheel arrangement) designed by Sir William Stanier, Chief Locomotive Engineer of the London Midland & Scottish Railways (LMS) in 1937.  One surviving example has recently been stunningly restored by the National Railway Museum into its original crimson lake livery with gold stripes - although some were blue and silver with stripes which extended the full length of the train.

 

 

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2002.8.2909
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