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Monday, 2 March 2009

Thompson A2/2 to join the Picton Whiske Fleet

Picton Whiske Sheds are to have a new Pacific joining them this summer.

A Thompson Pacific no less. Although not the most popular of Pacifics on the LNER/Eastern Region, they were still an important work horse on the ECML.

The A2/2s were the first Pacifics designed by Edward Thompson when he became CME in 1941 after the shocking death of Sir Nigel Gresley. Technically they were not a new locomotive but rather rebuilds of Gresleys 2-8-2 P2s.

The loco in question is 60504 'Mons Meg', which is being made for me by PDK Models who actually make the kit. 

Hope you all look forward to seeing her when she arrives in the late summer.