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Scale: 8 mm/ft – 568 mm over buffers
Paper Size: 720 mm x 305 mm (28.3 in x 12 in)
Limited Edition Run: 250 – signed and numbered
If printed the first signed and numbered print of Golden Eagle (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 LNER A4 Form.
The A4s were designed by H. N. Gresley to haul the LNER’s new streamlined Silver Jubilee service, with the first four appearing in a special livery to match the train. No. 4482 was the first of the following batch which, as the intention was to name the rest of the A4’s after powerful British birds know for swift flight, was named Golden Eagle.
It appeared in the standard green passenger livery, with a parabolic curve on the smokebox side, as it was to be used with the LNER’s passenger stock of varnished teak. This only lasted for a short while before Garter blue was chosen as the standard colour for the class. Golden Eagle is shown as running in 1937.
Built: Doncaster, December 1936
Valance Removed: July 1941
Double Chimney: September 1958
Withdrawn: October 1964