Duchess visits Leamington Station

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Nicknamed the “Whistling Ghost”, the Duchess of Sutherland no 46233, a member of the famous Coronation Class of express passenger locomotives designed by Sir William Stanier and built in 1938 at Crewe Works in Cheshire, came to visit the Station in 2017 as part of a nationwide tour. Many enthusiasts were present for this special event taking plenty of photographs from the platforms on either side.

The Duchess of Sutherland was one of the locos to haul the Royal Scot train from London to Glasgow from 1948 until 1964, before it was withdrawn from service and sold to Butlins holiday camp in Scotland. From 1996 the loco was acquired by the Princess Royal Locomotive Trust and restored to operating condition from 2001 and numbered 46233 (British rail number) and has since been performing on the National Network in Preservation.

I have portrayed this steam locomotive in London Midland and Scottish Region (one of the “Big Four”) livery with the LMS number of 6233 on the boiler front.

This number was changed in 1948 to 46233 after nationalisation (British Rail) until its withdrawal from service with the demise of steam.


On the 28 April 2007 the loco hauled The Cuneo Centennial train as a tribute to the great artist Terence Cuneo and to mark his 100th birthday (posthusmasly) with a return trip to from Waterloo to Yeovil Junction, At Yeovil the passengers enjoyed seeing a Cuneo art Exhibition with Carol Cuneo (Terence’s daughter) there as an honoured guest.(See below to watch the Cuneo Centennial)



Duchess of Sutherland visits Leamington Station


 Giclee prints size 16 in x 12in priced at £60 each are for sale.


Some Friends of Leamington Station enjoying a coffee together among their gardens on Platform 2


Station train hedge created by Friends of Leamington Station Platform 2






Romance of Steam

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