No. 5551 The Unknown Warrior
NEW-BUILD LMS ‘Patriot’ No. 5551 The Unknown Warrior arrived at the Midland Railway-Butterley’s Swanwick Junction on the evening of August 12, beginning the final chapter in the construction of the new Fowler 4-6-0. The Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust has been awarded the contract to complete the assembly of No. 5551 (RM August), which is…
With fond memories of the unrebuilt parallel-boiler ‘Patriot’ 4-6-0s from 60 years ago, Pete Kelly looks forward to both the completion of The LMS-Patriot Project’s new-build main line locomotive No. 5551 The Unknown Warrior and the forthcoming Bachmann Branchline model of the same national memorial engine. Dressed in LMS crimson lake livery, Bachmann Branchline’s forthcoming…
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