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BR Standard Riddles "Britannia" Class 4-6-2


General
Designer Riddles
Introduced 1951
Description (1957) 'Britannia' class Pacifics, the first British Railways' standard design introduced in 1951, with 6' 2" driving wheels and 2 outside cylinders 20" x 28". The last ten to be constructed, Nos. 70045-70054 were turned out in 1954. Many of the class are named after poets, but Nos. 70014-70029 perpetuate the names of famous Great Western locomotives of the past. Nos. 70050-70054, allocated to Scotland, are named after Scottish firths.
Wheels 4-6-2
Number Built as BRIT 55
First in Service 05/01/1951
Last in Service 17/08/1968
Manufacturers
ManufacturerTotal
Crewe Works 55

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