ST97704 BR 4-6-2 Britannia Class 'Charles Dickens' 70033, BR Early
The British Rail Standard Class 7, otherwise known as the Britannia Class was designed by Robert Riddles for mixed traffic duties. In all, fifty-five of the Class were built at the BR Crewe Works between January 1951 and September 1954. The BR Standard Class 7 locomotives took their names from great Britons, Scottish Firths and former Star Class locomotives.
No.70033 entered service in December 1952, the thirty-fourth Britannia Class locomotive built, and was named after the renowned British author Charles Dickens famous for writing Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Great Expectations and many more.
Locomotive No.70033 remained in service until July 1967 when it was withdrawn from Kingmoor shed at Carlisle, and scrapped almost a year later in June 1968 by GH Cambell of Airdrie.
This Rail Legends model captures ‘Charles Dickens’ with a BR1 type tender in BR Green with an early BR emblem.