RAILWAY EPHEMERA.

LONDON MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY ( LMS. ) . THE ROYAL SCOT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR. 1933.

The triumph of the Royal Scot 1933 : North American tour of the Royal Scot train of the London Midland and Scottish Railway.

Published: [ London ] : London Midland and Scottish Railway [ 1934? ]

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First edition. Promotional booklet. 8vo. ( 203mm. ) Pp.[2] 3 - 36, text photographs, and two double page maps. Contents stapled, staples rusted. Printed brown and blue on cream coloured paper. Contents clean. Publishers limp brown card printed wrappers, lettered in red, very slightly soiled. In 1933 the USA requested that a locomotive from the UK was sent to the United States to partake in the Century of Progress Exposition. In order to send a newer engine, the L.M.S. seemingly swapped the Royal Scot's identity with the 52nd member of the class The King's Dragoon Guardsman, built in 1930. Complete with a set of carriages, the ' new ' Royal Scot travelled to the USA and was displayed in Chicago from May to November 1933. Following this she journeyed across the USA and Canada and even crossed the Rocky Mountains, in total the train covered a total of 11,194miles, with 3,012,601 people passing through the train.

£40

Offered by Roger J Treglown