Mr Monkey had a look at a long distance train used to take people on holiday. The engine is the Winston Churchill, a Battle of Britain class 4-6-2 locomotive. All the locomotives in this class were named after people or places important during the Battle of Britain, and they all have a different coat of arms painted on the side. Behind it was a Wagon-Lits sleeping carriage, used on the night ferry to the Continent. Passengers would go to sleep in England and wake up in France without leaving the train.
You can read about another Battle of Britain class loco at the Battle of Britain Locomotive Society website.
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