Scilly Isles Flower, GWR, Scilly Isles, King George VI, King Henry II
The first blooms of spring steam into London Paddington, onboard the the GWR's West of England and Scilly Isles Flower Special in the dark early hours of a February morning in 1937, destined for Covent Garden Market. A prestigious and fast service, haulage was given to one of the GWR's premier locomotives, King class No. 6028, formely King Henry II, but newly renamed King George VI after his coronation. Hard to imagine, but before the war there was practically no long-distance road freight transport, everything went by rail. *** Local Caption *** West of England and Scilly Isles Flower Special arriving at Paddington Station in the early hours of the morning. February 1937.
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