‘34051 Winston Churchill’
A special edition Locomotive Profile to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death and funeral of Sir Winston Churchill. The Bulleid light Pacific No. 34051 named Winston Churchill was central to the final arrangements for the funeral. Especially prepared ready for the day in January 1965, the locomotive was eventually saved as part of the National Collection and has been cosmetically restored by a team at the Mid-Hants Railway for display at York.
This DVD tells the story of the locomotive and includes an interview with the remaining crew member on the day, fireman Jim Lester, who recalls the preparations and actual journey to Oxfordshire from Waterloo and details after arrival.
We delve into the restoration of the locomotive at Ropley in all its stages and then transport to York and unveiling on
25th January 2015.
Winston Churchill and Bulleid Pacifcs
Published by the Friends of the National Railway Museum,
this large format book is full black & white and colour illustrations
and detail about the Bulleid Pacific’s.
The book has a chapter about the funeral train and the NRM locomotive.
No. 34051 Winston Churchill, now on display at York