© Don Marshall 2015
London Midland & Scottish Railway
Patriot Class - No 5511 Isle of Man. An early mainline express locomotive of the LMS showing many Midland Railway influences. They were reliable performers that carried on much good work until being slightly eclipsed by the introduction of the Royal Scot class. Even then they were rebuilt which prolonged their use on many important rosters. I have a photo showing the nameplate of this locomotive to include the three legged emblem of the Isle of Man beneath the name, however I have another showing the name as illustrated. I suspect that the emblem was a later addition to the name.