1947 advert for the new Bulleid Battle of Britain Class Light Pacific locomotives. The text reads 'The new "Battle of Britain" Class Locomotives for Express Passenger and Freight Trains.' The design of this class and the Q1 exemplify Bulleid's revolutionary approach.
The image features RAF roundels and an impressive 21C151 "Winston Churchill" bearing down with an express passenger train.
The ad sets out a forthcoming naming ceremony: 'The Naming Ceremonies of Locomotives "Lord Beaverbrook", "Hurricane" and "Spitfire" will be performed by the Rt. Hon. Lord Beaverbrook, P.C., Sir Frank Spencer Spriggs and Sir Hew R. Kilner, M.C. at Waterloo Station (Platform 11) Tuesday, 16th September, 1947, at 12 noon'.
21C151 is preserved and on display at the National Railway Museum at York.
Bulleid's streamlined Pacifics feature on one of my favourites, the Devon Belle,
Keywords: 1947; Oliver Bulleid; Battle of Britain; Light Pacific; RAF; 21C151; Winston Churchill; Lord Beaverbrook; Hurricane; Spitfire; Waterloo Station; Sir Frank Spencer Spriggs; Sir Hew R. Kilner, M.C.; affiche; reklame; Southern Railway;