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Our Famous Trains for the Former Railways – LMS, LNER, GWR, SR

The theme of famous trains will be met on the 00-scale model railway in Derby by running examples of well-known trains from different periods from the history of railways in Britain, including this one. We have aspirations to run trains similar to those listed here (not all at the same time!). Our aim is that every visitor will recognise at least some of these trains from his or her own life experience, many of which are trains that run or ran in the Derby area. The most famous trains are highlighted in red.

The Flying Scotsman train with a Gresley Pacific pulling it. Information

The Coronation - London King’s Cross to Edinburgh streamliner. Information

The Silver Jubilee - London King’s Cross to Newcastle streamliner. Information

The Coronation Scot - London Euston to Glasgow streamliner. Information

The Royal Scot with a Royal Scot or Stanier Pacific pulling it. Information

The Cornish Riviera Express with a GWR King class. Information

The Cheltenham Flier - one of the fastest trains of its time. Information

The Golden Arrow – Southern Railway Pullman train, usually with a Bulleid Pacific. Information

The Bournemouth Belle - Pullman luxury train, usually with a Merchant Navy 4-6-2. Information

The Bournemouth Limited. Pre-war Southern express with Schools 4-4-0. Information

Other steam hauled express trains

Steam hauled local and branch trains.

An LMS diesel multiple unit. Information

A GWR diesel railcar. Information

A Metropolitan Railway train hauled by a Bo-Bo electric locomotive. Information

Special war-time trains from both world wars, including a 30 wheeler big gun.. Information

Trains from the 'Thomas' family. Information

A Peckett 0-4-0 tank engine named after Tony Storer. Information

A distinctive Beyer Garratt freight locomotive. Information