Hornby R60057 Sir Winston Churchill Funeral GBL Luggage Van No.S2464S OO Gauge

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Hornby R60057

Sir Winston Churchill Funeral
GBL Luggage Van
No.S2464S
OO Gauge

Condition – New

Out of stock

Description

Hornby R60057

Sir Winston Churchill Funeral
GBL Luggage Van
No.S2464S
OO Gauge

Condition – New

Product Info

After his State Funeral at St. Pauls Cathedral, Sir Winston Churchill’s body was moved by train to Handborough station via train before being taken to St. Martin’s parish churchyard in Bladon to be buried. The actual carriage used was Southern Railway luggage van No. 2464. Built in 1931, the carriage had an uneventful life until it was taken out of service in 1961. In 1962 the carriage was repainted into Pullman colours and stored in Stewarts Lane carriage sheds until Churchill’s funeral in 1965. After its use as part of the funeral train, the carriage was shipped to California where it served as a historical display before returning to the UK for refurbishment at National Railway Museum in Shildon. More recently, the carriage has been moved to Margate, just metres form Hornby’s Margate offices, where it is hoped it will be displayed to the public in the future. This model depicts the funeral carriage as it would have been in 1965 at the time it was used as part of Winston Churchill’s funeral train.

Tech Specs

Item Length – Without Packaging (cm)-25
Item Scale-1:76 Scale 00 Gauge
Finish-Painted
Colour-Cream
Gauge-OO
Operator-BR
Designer-SR
Livery-BR/Pullman
Minimum Curve (mm)-Radius 2

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