- posted 15 years ago
I cannot recall the train being referred to as the "Western" Pullman, as it ran only from Paddington to Bristol ,it was known as the Bristol Pullman, the other was known as the Birmingham Pullman. I have no knowledge of their end of life employment as I was abroad for a while but I know that the WR were just as unhappy with the engines as the Navy was ( I was in a frigate with 16 of them for propulsion). However, it remains that they were unique and the almost two decades in advance, precursors of the HST. Lets face it, we model LNWR and Midland locos which were not exactly up to the job because they looked good. No doubt, this is why A1-4's & WC/BB/MN are so popular. it would be interesting to hear from John just how the steam outline sales compare with latter day DE or Electric outline sales. ( I personally am happy up to CL47 and no further).