Malcolm Root - Climbing Shap - 46223 Duchess of Sutherland

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Railway Steam Locomotive Christmas Xmas Card featuring ex-LMS Duchess 46223 Duchess of Sutherland

 

The fierce climb up Shap summit was one of the hardest things any LMS or BR (M) locomotive could do. Sir William Staniers superb Coronation Pacifics, more commonly known as 'Duchess' were more than equal to the task and gave some fine performances over the metals. Here we see one of the finset of the class, Duchess of Sutherland some time in the early 1950s as she powers here way over the summit and on to Scotland.

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