Scale: 8 mm/ft – 539 mm over buffers
Paper Size: 690 mm x 305 mm (27.1 in x 12 in)
Limited Edition Run: 250 – signed and numbered
If printed the first signed and numbered print of Yeovil (1/250) will be allocated by a draw.
To be entered into this draw you must make an advance order in the three weeks prior to the publication date.
If you would like to be notified when advance orders are being taken just fill in the online SR Light Pacific Form.
O.V.S. Bulleid designed the Light Pacifics to work over the restricted secondary routes of the Southern Railway, but with as much power as possible. In 1948 the newly formed British Railways held trials between the former railway company’s locomotives.
No. 34004 Yeovil was chosen to work over the Highland main line between Perth and Inverness, with a LMS 4,000 gallon tender to provide water pick-up. Over this difficult route Driver Jack Swain and Fireman Bert Hooker provided one of the stand-out performances of the trials. The illustration shows No. 34004 Yeovil after its return to the Southern Region and being re-united with a SR 4,500 gallon tender.
Built: Brighton, June 1945
Named: 2nd November 1945
Rebuilt: Eastleigh, February 1958
Withdrawn: July 1967