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Tangmere


34067 Tangmere is one of the Battle of Britain class locomotives, named after a military airfield in Sussex.

The locomotive was completed in 1947 at Brighton Works and was for use across the entire Southern Railway.

The Battle of Britain class were built post war, in a tight financial climate, and as a result of this were amongst the first to be fitted with steel fire boxes instead of copper. They were built to be a lighter version of the previous Merchant Navy class, their lighter weight enabling them to run on more routes, including those in the South-west of England and the Kent coast. This class of locomotive are collectively known as Light Pacifics or Spam Cans, and Tangmere was used on both freight and passenger trains until withdrawal in November 1963 after covering almost 700,000 miles. Rescued from Barry Scrapyard in 1980, from which 213 steam locomotives were saved for preservation, Tangmere moved through various bases during its restorations until finally returning to mainline steam in 2003. The locomotive has 3 cylinders, 6 driving wheels and a firebox of almost 40ft2 and is currently painted in Brunswick Green. While limited to 75 mph, Tangmere is capable of a top speed around 100mph.

Whilst this locomotive is rostered for the steam hauled sections of the trip listed, it cannot be guaranteed and may be substituted for a different engine.

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