Philip D. Hawkins - Shap Attack - LMS Patriot
LMS Patriot Class Blank Birthday Father's Day Card by Railway Artist Philip D. Hawkins FGRA
A development of
the old LNWR "Claughton" class, the Patriots allied the chassis and
running gear of the older class with a Royal Scot boiler. While not as large as
the earlier "Royal Scots", the Patriots or "Baby Scots" as they
were sometimes known were nevertheless important locomotives in the LMS
inventory and could give some exciting displays, especially over the
treacherous Shap Summit climb. As their name suggests many were named after
famous soldiers, regiments or ships. This particular example, 5532 was named
after HMS Illustrious.
In this Railway Art
Birthday Greeting Card by Philip D. Hawkins, 5532 is seen giving her all up
Shap sometime in the 1930s.