© Don Marshall 2015
Lord Nelson Class No 860 Lord Hawke. A big imposing 4-6-0 that dominated the Southern express services for many years. Even when the Merchant Navy Class appeared with which the crews were unfamiliar and consequently didn't like, many crews failed them so that they could get their hands on a Lord Nelson. Not that they needed to make up excuses to fail the Merchany Navys; their failings were well known.