LMS Suburban Train Pack Era 3
Away from the perceived glamour of the mainline, the real work of the railways took place on a myriad of suburban lines across the country, especially in the great conurbations of the Midlands.
The main requirement for a locomotive working suburban services was to have quick acceleration, efficient braking and good tractive ability, the latter being especially useful when pulling heavy carriages, full of commuters.
Fowler’s 4P 2-6-4T engine was ideally suited to this task, mainly being used on longer distance commuter trains from stations in the big cities of England, as well as being used to bank heavy passenger and goods trains on the West Coast Main Line. Typically hauling sets of Stanier’s 57’ non-corridor suburban stock, thousands of commuters spent their working week travelling back and forth from the cities behind these engines.
This train pack recreates a typical suburban working, with Fowler 4P No. 2238 in LMS lined black and two Stanier 57’ non-corridor Brake Third coaches 20768 and 20769, with Composite 16592, in LMS lined maroon livery.
- Gauge: 00
- DCC Type: DCC Ready
- Period: 1920s
- Operator/Livery: LMS Lined Black/LMS Lined Maroon
- Limited Edition: Yes
- Class: 4P
- Entered Service: 1927
- Age Suitability: 14+
- Purpose: Passenger
- Wheel Configuration: 2-6-4T
- Special Features: NEM Couplings
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