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PRINCESS ELIZABETH GOES WEST

 

 

6201 was built in 1933 at Crewe Works, the second of its class. She was named after the 7-year-old elder daughter of Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI), Princess Elizabeth (today HM Queen Elizabeth II). Despite the class officially being named after 6200 Princess Royal, the class received the nickname "Lizzies" after 6201.

After nationalisation in 1948, British Railways renumbered her 46201. 46201 was withdrawn in 1962.

46201 was bought by the then Princess Elizabeth Locomotive Society straight from BR service when withdrawn in 1962. Initially kept at the Dowty Railway Preservation Society's premises at Ashchurch in Gloucestershire, and then subsequently at the Bulmers Railway Centre in Hereford. When the Bulmers Centre closed in the 1990s, the loco moved to the East Lancashire Railway. Since April 2009 it has been based at the Crewe Heritage Centre

PRINCESS ELIZABETH GOES WEST

 

 

6201 was built in 1933 at Crewe Works, the second of its class. She was named after the 7-year-old elder daughter of Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI), Princess Elizabeth (today HM Queen Elizabeth II). Despite the class officially being named after 6200 Princess Royal, the class received the nickname "Lizzies" after 6201.

After nationalisation in 1948, British Railways renumbered her 46201. 46201 was withdrawn in 1962.

46201 was bought by the then Princess Elizabeth Locomotive Society straight from BR service when withdrawn in 1962. Initially kept at the Dowty Railway Preservation Society's premises at Ashchurch in Gloucestershire, and then subsequently at the Bulmers Railway Centre in Hereford. When the Bulmers Centre closed in the 1990s, the loco moved to the East Lancashire Railway. Since April 2009 it has been based at the Crewe Heritage Centre

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Aug 2016, 00:41
She does look majestic, Chris.
Chris: Almost as beautifully preserved and lovingly tended as ourselves Ray..
  • Martine
  • France
  • 28 Aug 2016, 02:17
Très joli train. J'aime beaucoup son nom.
Chris: A grand old lady Martine..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Aug 2016, 07:02
What a proud train and loco, as well maintained as HM herself!
Chris: A very good comment Philine!
the livery goes well with that of the compartments. i like the red and yellow step at the front of the loco. is it 4-6-2?
Chris: It is indeed a 4-6-2 or Pacific Ayush
Merci pour ce retour vers la belle epoque !
Très belle photo
Chris: Thank you kindly Claudine, we have occasional steam hauled excursion trains in the UK
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Aug 2016, 07:29
Now I thought that I had clambered over this as a child when it was "stuffed" at Butlin's at Pwllheli but that turns out to be 6201 "Princess Margaet Rose". There are fine looking locos and look great with the maroon coaches as here.
Chris: Wonderfully restored eh! This one went straight into private ownership from BR service and lived at Bulmer's in Hereford with King George V for some years
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 28 Aug 2016, 07:29
I see that this is canal boat Sunday ..some of us are observant these days.
Chris: You leave me speechless
beautiful shot of a classic train

going to share we a friend who is train enthusiast and model train builder

My grandsons Tyler & Parker went to a model train show yesterday Chris.
Chris: This is the real full sized thing Alan, a thing of power and elegance
Nice shot, Chris, I remember being on a train pulled by this as a kid, I was most impressed as it was part of my model railway....I may still have it.
Chris: Living where I did I never had the privilege of seeing one of these Frank
Great catch too with the sky/clouds reflection in the water.
Chris: For once we had a wonderful cloudless day Jacquelyn
Terrific shot Chris in a great setting. I only saw locos like this when my parents took me to London and we popped into Euston for a quick look, my Dad was an enthusiast as well as being a railwayman.
Chris: That's a nice memory Brian
this is superb framing of "Lizzies" the iron horse next to a canal where draught horses would pull barges up and down the canal Chris!!
....petersmile
Chris: Indeed they would Peter, back in days of yore
Where and when did you take this fine train snap?
Chris: A fine day last week between Great Bedwyn and Crofton on the Berks & Hants line
A fine sight!
Chris: The pride of the LMS Tom
It is good to see the train still running...
Chris: It has had what most people would want lavished upon themselves Larry - love & money..
She looks like new!
Chris: All that love & money lavished on her makes this possible Elizabeth

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