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City of Birmingham still has its fantastic 'semi' smokebox in the picture, so it can't be June because that was replaced in May.



Click here to visit the company's fascinating site.Keith Woodside dropped me a line; he writes - 'Hello David, I have been visiting your website for nigh on three years now and there is one photo that has been bugging me.It is E R Morten's picture, reputedly of LMS 46220 'Coronation' at Crewe.This loco ran a few months in BR maroon livery with a bevelled smokebox top - the only member of the class to do so.

My thanks to Alan Taylor of Fleetwood for the additional(Above-Below) In 1937 the LMS decided to commemorate the coronation of King George VI with the introduction of a new non-stop 'Coronation Scot' express between London Euston and Glasgow.

Click on photo to see the full 'Coronation Scot' train.(Above-Below) A locomotive nameplate 'CITY OF CHESTER' as carried by the LMSR 4-6-2 Pacific 'Princess Coronation' class 7P (later 8P) loco No 6239 built at Crewe in September 1939 to Lot 150.