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Limited Edition Print: £32.50
Scale: 8 mm/ft – 573 mm over buffers
Paper Size: 720 mm x 305 mm (28.3 in x 12 in)
Limited Edition Run: 250 – signed and numbered
The Merchant Navy pacifics were designed by O.V.S. Bulleid to work the express passenger trains of the Southern Railway. The class was built with air-smoothed casing and chain driven valve gear enclosed in an oil bath. No. 35027 Port Line was part of the third series built after nationalisation with larger 6,000 gallon tenders.
In April 1950 Port Line was outshopped in BR express blue and transferred to Stewarts Lane to work the Golden Arrow Pullman. Along with the rest of the class it was rebuilt to a more conventional form. No. 35027 Port Line has been preserved in its rebuilt form. It is shown in 1950 condition, fitted with Golden Arrow regalia.
Built: Eastleigh, December 1948
Named: 24th April 1950
Rebuilt: Eastleigh, May 1957
Withdrawn: September 1966