Ex-shop stock 00 gauge example especially developed by “Hornby Model Railways” as a limited edition series to celebrate the Queens Golden Jubilee 2002. This LMS 4-6-2 Princes Class locomotive no. 6210 is being offered in LMS Maroon. This version is adorned with 18ct Gold Plated parts and comes complete in its own silk lined presentation box. This locomotive is further enhanced by retaining its gold plated display track, original Hornby standard locomotive box, packaging,service sheet and outer cardboard protection box.
The London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Princess Royal Class is a class of an express passenger steam locomotive designed by William Stanier. They were Pacific’s (i.e. had a 4-6-2 wheel arrangement). Thirteen examples were built at Crewe Works, between 1933 and 1935 and two are preserved.
A prototype batch of three locomotives was to be constructed in 1933. Two were constructed as drawn but the third set of frames was retained as the basis for an experimental turbine locomotive.
When originally built, they were used to haul the famous Royal Scot train between London Euston and Glasgow Central.On 21 September 1951, locomotive No.46207 Princess Arthur of Connaught was hauling an express passenger train that was derailed at Weedon, Northamptonshire due to a defective front bogie on the locomotive. Fifteen people were killed and 35 were injured.
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