Budleigh Salterton locomotive nameplate

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Budleigh Salterton locomotive nameplate

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Arch Four , Area 74
Arch Four, Overhead

Original cast nameplate and crest set from the Budleigh Salterton locomotive, running number 34014.

The set comes in three parts:

  1. Large brass-edged shield, with a crowned red lion rampant, below a white ship on blue and white waves against a blue sky.
  2. Raised lettering on a red scroll:
  3. A smaller scroll reading " WEST COUNTRY CLASS "

Locomotive history

The Budleigh Salterton was a West Country / Battle of Britain class light 4-6-2 Pacific locomotive. These locos were originally built with streamlining, and classic posters of the Golden Arrow trains usually show the train's logo on the front of one of these locomotives. However, as with many of the "airstreamed" locomotives, the streamlining was later removed.

The Budleigh Salterton was named after a railway station on Devon's South Coast, and bears the town's coat of arms. It was built at Brighton Works in 1945, rebuilt in 1954 amd withdrawn in 1965. This nameplate and crest set come from the rebuilt version.

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