•£10 from the sale of each print sold will go to the Bluebell Rly Battle of Britain Locomotive Group•
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Limited Edition Print: £32.50
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
O.V.S. Bulleid, designed the class to work over the restricted secondary routes of the Southern Railway. Two naming themes were used; ‘West Country’ and the ‘Battle of Britain’. The ‘Battle of Britain’ locomotives were named in tribute to the personalities, aircraft, RAF stations and squadrons involved in the 1940 air battle.
Sir Archibald Sinclair (1890-1970), the Liberal Leader, served as Secretary of State for Air in the War Cabinet. 34059 was one of 60 members of the class to be rebuilt by British Railways; its tender being rebodied at the same time. It has been preserved and is based on the Bluebell Railway, Sussex. Portrayed as running in the 1964.
Brighton, April 1947
Named: 24th February 1948
Rebuilt: Eastleigh, March 1960
Withdrawn: May 1966