FOR many the withdrawal and scrapping of Churchward ‘Saint’ No. 2920 Saint David by British Railways in 1953 was the last opportunity to see one of the graceful 4-6-0s in BR’s lined black livery.
Now, 64 years later, that opportunity is just around the corner once again.
Thanks to an agreement between photo-charter specialist Timeline Events and the Great Western Society, Didcot’s new-build ‘Saint’ No. 2999 Lady of Legend will be turned out in BR guise for just a few days this spring.
While several of the class received the BR livery with red-backed name and number plates, few of the 1906-batch of straight-framed ‘Ladies’ were so treated, No. 2908 Lady of Quality being one example.
Read more in January’s issue of The RM