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....if things were different by Daxserv ....if things were different by Daxserv
Sometimes its good to escape the real events, here Sir Nigel Gresley did not die prematurely but survived the war years to evolve not only build new engines and classes he helped create a closer unity from boarder to boarder marketing unique local products. He resolved some outstanding problems with the P2, creating a locomotive of such style and ability, it was able to speed records on those English flat, climb the mountains of Scotland and sail the coasts of southern resorts. They needed adopting, with some urgency. With the sight of unity he felt if all of the UK could share the spirit of Burn's night then maybe it would solve nationalistic attitudes. Scotland was running wild with Haggis that small furry animal, much loved as food by UK's Scottish cousins, if there was a means to transport them around the country, the post war rations need with meat would be wiped out. He found with specially developed trucks he could transport 5000 haggis processed, or 2500 alive, problem solved. Consequently he named the P2's as The Burn's Class 60207 featured above plus 40 others were built from scratch and named by reference to Burn's poetry. The livery was also original, using the 'purple / blue' tested on the A4's. Had this been the case we would not be rebuilding one now, how unfortunate Sir Nigel died prematurely.
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AmericanHero45 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student
I still have a hard time believing that Sir Nigel Gresley chose a mikado for his P2 when he could have easily gone with a 4-8-2 Mountain. 

I guess it's because in the states the mikado was used for freight only during the steam era and the mountain was used for either passenger or freight. 
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Daxserv Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Have you seen our mountains, like pimples on the actresses nose!
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AmericanHero45 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student
I've seen a design sketch with the schematics...looks fine to me
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Daxserv Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
what our mountains?
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AmericanHero45 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student
yeah, but again, it was a sketch, not a real thing 
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks good in blue!
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Daxserv Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
it does, too
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dinodanthetrainman Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I said it did.
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Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the colour :nod:
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Daxserv Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
'tis quite fetching in this shade
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