© Don Marshall 2015
Ex LMS Pacific No 46228 Duchess of Rutland. Designed by Sir William Stanier and introduced in 1937 with the blue streamliners these powerful locomotives continued to be built (in non streamlined form) right through to BR days. This locomotive was originally built in streamlined form with red livery and was de-streamlined in 1947. 46228 is shown as at around 1958 when, although the BR livery was basically GWR green, a number of these Duchess class locomotives were turned out in the pre war LMS livery and very nicely they wore it too. Arguably the most powerful express steam locomotives in the UK they possessed the "Stanier" style that made them (and still does make them) have iconic status.
ELEGANT STEAM
British Railways 1948 - 1965