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Limited Edition Print: £32.50
Scale: 8 mm/ft – 522 mm over buffers
Paper Size: 670 mm x 305 mm (26.4 in x 12 in)
Limited Edition Run: 250 – signed and numbered
The Castle Class, designed by C.B. Collett, were a development of G.J Churchward’s Star Class. The first appeared in 1923 and was proclaimed as Britain’s most powerful passenger locomotive.
On 6th June 1932 Tregenna Castle, with driver Harry Rudduck and fireman Harry Thorp of Old Oak Common, hauled the Cheltenham Flyer from the stop at Swindon to Paddington, a distance of 77.3 miles, in 56 minuets 47 seconds at an average of 81.6 mph. During the run it averaged 90.1 mph over the 29.4 miles between Wantage Road and Twyford.
Tregenna Castle is portrayed in the condition it made this record run.
Built: Swindon, June 1927
Lot Number: 234
Total Millage: 1,812,966
Withdrawn: April 1962