Commissioned by Mr Ray Pettit (Steam Railway enthusiast)
I have always admired the design and look of this locomotive from my childhood.
To be named after the monarch Queen Elizabeth made it even more special.
I have portrayed the locomotive in London Midland and Scottish livery no 6201 at Crewe Works in Cheshire UK, as it was first built in 1933.
The locomotive underwent modifications in the 1930s, including a longer firebox and a 10 ton coal capacity Stanier tender
See THE BEAUTIFUL PRINCESS painting on this website.
It is one of 13 locomotives and was used for Express passenger duties across the LMS region prior to Nationalisation
The locomotive was named after the 7 year old elder daughter (Princess Elizabeth, later to become her Majesty the Queen in 1952) of Albert, Duke Of York (later King George VI)
The locomotive was designed by Sir William Stanier.
The locomotive was part of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3 June 2012.
Its distinctive whistle sound signalled the start of the event on Chelsea Railway Bridge, London.
The locomotive is used to haul express passenger trains in preservation and is owned by Princess Elizabeth Society in Cheshire UK.
It resides at Crewe Heritage Centre from 2009, opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1987, where she inspected the Locomotive named after her.
See PRESS article in Leamington Spa Courier, 16 May 2014 ‘New painting by Kevin Parrish’
Giclee prints size 16 in x 12in priced at £35 each are for sale. 10% from sale of proceeds to be donated to Steamtube website.
Romance Of Steam
© Kevin Alun Parrish 2014