the coronation scot ascending shap fell

1937 in Netherfield
London Midland & Scottish Railway Company
Norman Wilkinson

Poster, London Midland & Scottish Railway, The Coronation Scot Ascending Shap Fell, by Norman Wilkinson, about 1937. Coloured lithograph depicting the streamlined Coronation Scot train ascending the embankment at Shap on its way to Scotland. The train is in blue livery with silver lines, hauled by a Coronation class locomotive. In the foreground is a hillock with trees, and in the background are mountains. Text beneath reads "The Coronation Scot, blue and silver express of the LMS Railway, runs each weekday (except Saturdays) between London and Glasgow in 6 1/2hrs, leaving Euston Station and Central Station at 1.30p.m. The trains consist of nine air-conditioned coaches, internally panelled in decorative woods. The locomotive, Coronation Scot (No. 6220) is one of the five high-speed streamlined engines designed to maintain high average speeds in all weathers over the famous west-coast route to Scotland, which includes such difficult ascents as Shap Fell (915ft.) and Beattock Summit (1,014ft.). Coronation Scot attained on a test run with the train in 1937 a maximum speed of 114miles an hour, creating a British railway record." On the left side of the text are the letters "LMS" with the company crest on the other side. Printed by Staffords. Torn twice at right and at the top edges. Format quad royal, 50 x 40 ins.


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