© Don Marshall 2015
Coronation Class - No 6228 Duchess of Rutland. After the construction of the blue streamliners, the next batch to be built were all turned out in LMS standard express livery of red with gold lining. The lining took the same form as the blue engines and fitted well with the LMS coach livery. The proposed introduction in 1940 of a new Coronation Scot train also in red and gold meant that it was essential for the locomotives to be in this livery - thus completing the corporate image !! In the event, as we all know, the new train did not materialise.
No 6228 was destreamlined in 1947 and an illustration of her in BR days is included in the BR pages.
Go to the National Railway Museum and see "Duchess of Hamilton" in this form. Fantastic !!
London Midland & Scottish Railway