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Decorated Five Icon Shop Loco
Decorated Five
Type Icon Shop Loco (Steam)
Power 4 Icon Power
Tax 12 Gold
Dispatch XP 10 XP
Set Decorated Five (+120%)
OCU Not required
Award Information
Award From Holiday Trip V Limit 1
The London Midland and Scottish Railway's Class 5 4-6-0 is a class of british steam locomotives. It was introduced by William Stanier in 1934 and 842 were built between then and 1951. In their early days the locomotives were known as the "Black Staniers" from their black livery, in contrast to Stanier's other class of 4-6-0, the LMS Stanier Jubilee Class, which were painted crimson (and known until April 1935 as the "Red Staniers"). Later on, the nickname of the former became "Black Five", the number referring to the power classification. This was originally 5P5F, but from 1940 was shown on cabsides as the simple figure 5. Members of the class survived to the last day of steam on British Railways in 1968, and eighteen are preserved. This class of locomotive was often a favourite amongst drivers and railway fans.
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