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LMS Locomotive Number 6161 "King's Own"


The London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company's "Royal Scot" Class locomotive number 6161, "King's Own", built in the Derby Locomotive Works in 1930.  The locomotive was originally named "The King's Own".
Deputy Colonel of the Regiment, Brigadier-General F B Matthews, officially named the locomotive "King's Own" at London's Euston Station on 7th January 1931.  The 2nd Battalion, which disembarked the same day at Southampton, travelled to London to witness the ceremony.  It's first public duty was to haul the train conveying the battalion to Lichfield. The locomotive was rebuilt in 1949 and remained in service with the nationalised British Railways until it was withdrawn in 1963.
Accession Numbers: KO0254/04, KO0445/38, KO1775/03 and KO2490/893


The London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company's "Royal Scot" Class locomotive number 6161, "King's Own", built in the Derby Locomotive Works in 1930.
Accession Number: KO2468/01


"King's Own" nameplate on the Royal Scot Class locomotive.  One of the two nameplates is now displayed in the regimental museum in Lancaster.
Accession Number: KO254/05


"King's Own" nameplate on the Royal Scot Class locomotive.  One of the two nameplates is now displayed in the regimental museum in Lancaster.
Accession Number:
KO0445/37


"King's Own" in Lancaster, oil painting by Trevor R Owens, commissioned by the museum.
Accession Number: KO1905/01


Colour illustration of the LMS Locomotive, 6161, 'King's Own' circa 1930.
Accession Number: KO2839/03



Wooden jig-saw puzzle of the 'King's Own' train, circa 1930s.
Accession Number: KO2917/58

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