Find out more about the most powerful steam engine ever built to pull trains on Britain’s railways.
Designed by William Stanier and built for the London Midland and Scottish Railway, the LMS Princess Coronation Class Steam Locomotive was a larger version of the LMS Princess Royal Class – and holds the honour of being the most powerful steam engine ever built to pull trains on Britain’s railways.
Built at Crewe works in 1937, this impressive locomotive went on to hold the LMS speed record of 114 mph all the way through World War 2 and right up until 1947.
Today, three of the Coronation Class locomotives have been preserved: Duchess of Hamilton, Duchess of Sutherland and City of Birmingham.
Posted on Wednesday 4th May 2011 | 4:07 PM
Back in the 1930's this train took 4 hrs from Kings' Cross station to Newcastle!
Posted on Saturday 18th August 2012 | 11:13 AM
Hi, can you tell me if you have a poster of 46201 at vauxhall bridge during the jubliee?
Posted on Tuesday 11th September 2012 | 4:44 PM
We spoke to the Princess Elizabeth Locomotive Society, and they said: To our knowledge there is no commercially available product at the moment. We are aware that some people have obtained prints from Hello magazine although have no knowledge of the cost issue. We also anticipate that our own Printers are likely to be able to provide