Dutchess of Hamilton, a Steam Locomotive

Picture of Dutchess of Hamilton, a steam locomotive from The Olden Days in its old, red livery.
Dutchess of Hamilton (old livery)


Dutchess of Hamilton, a steam locomotive from The Olden Days in its new livery.< br /> Dutchess of Hamilton (new livery)


Built: Built in 1938 at Crewe

Description: Princess Coronation class. In its lifetime, it has been painted red, blue (while transferred to America), black (back in England during the war) and then maroon. It had a steam-operated coal pusher to bring the coal down to the firing plate to assist the fireman. Tractive effort 40000 lbf.

Duties: Hauled passenger trains on the main west coast line from London to Scotland.

Significant Events: In 1939 no. 6229 swapped identities with the first of the class 6220 Coronation and was sent to North America with a specially-constructed Coronation Scot train to appear at the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Retirement:Withdrawn from Edgehill Depot in 1964.


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