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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: 350 – signed and numbered
The light pacifics were designed by O.V.S. Bulleid 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.
Air Vice-Marshal Park (1892-1975), a New Zealander, commanded 11 Group, which was responsible for the fighter defence of London and south east England during the battle. 34053 was one of the class rebuilt by British Railways. It has been preserved and is owned by Southern Locomotives Ltd. Portrayed as running in the 1960s.
Built: Brighton, January 1947
Named: 19th September 1947
Rebuilt: Eastleigh, November 1958
Withdrawn: November 1965