Cat’s Whiskers, By Roy Wilson.

Cat’s Whiskers, By Roy Wilson.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Most of the Princess Coronation Class were built with streamlined casings but the LMS Board wanted the maximum publicity possible for services operated by the railway’s new locomotives. In addition to their futuristic shape, the locomotives were also adorned with an equally innovative and unique livery, from the ‘cat’s whiskers’ in front to ‘speed stripes’ extending along the engine, tender and, sometimes, along the train itself.

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