New Coronation Scot

Made:
1937-05-27 in United Kingdom
maker:
Bishop Marshall
and
Bishop Marshall
and
New Coronation Scot
      A photograph of London Midland Scottish (LMS) Railway's new streamlined train, the Coronation Scot, taken in 1937

New Coronation Scot A photograph of London Midland Scottish (LMS) Railway's new streamlined train, the Coronation Scot, taken in 1937

A photograph of the 'Coronation Scot', taken by Bishop Marshall in May 1937 for the Daily Herald.

The London Midland and Scottish (LMS) railway's new streamlined train 'Coronation Scot' was named in honour of the Coronation of King George VI. It ran non-stop between London Euston and Glasgow Central Station, with a journey time of six and a half hours. During testing it had established a new Empire peak speed record, reaching 114 miles per hour.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/10968
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford