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Mr Monkey at the National Railway Museum, 26th February

"Another green locomotive!"

Mr Monkey looking at the Winston Churchill Battle of Britain class locomotive Mr Monkey looking at a wagon lits carriage

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 Battle of Britain class locomotives at the SREmG website and the Battle of Britain Monument website.

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