BR Princess Royal 'The Turbomotive' 4-6-2 46202
- Sound Fitted with new TXS System
- Accessory bag with:
- Brake rigging, Painted engine crew, front footsteps, vacume pipes
- Features working Lamps (change white to red depending on direction)
- Cab interior detail
- Smoke deflectors (BR fitting)
- Era 4
- OO scale
Locomotive information and history:
With the nationalisation of Britain’s railways, the ‘Princess Royal’ Class Turbomotive later shed its LMS insignia, to be replaced with the new emblem of British Rail and a black livery shortly after receiving its new crest. After a long period of general repair, Turbomotive returned to the main line in 1947 under the number 46202, continuing its function as a distinct and entirely uniquely designed steam turbine locomotive.
In 1949, the locomotive suffered a turbine failure and as result of post-war budgeting of the time, it was best decided to take the locomotive from service and awaiting rebuilding into a convetional design.
Following rebuilding and completion in 1952, 46202 rolled out of Crewe works loooking very different. The rebuilding included the fitting of various Princess Coronation (Duchess) class parts and became a half way between the eariler Princess Royal class and preceding Princess Coronation class.
Now in BR green livery and named "Princess Anne", the locomotive wuld only see two months of service before being involved in one of the worst railway disasters ever, at Harrow and Wealdstone. It was scrapped shortly after deemed beyond the point of saving.
It is because of 46202 been scrapped, that BR designed and built 8P class "Duke of Gloucester" as a replacement.
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