Silver Jubilee, King George V, Crewe, LNER, King George
King George V's Silver Jubilee was an irresistible marketing opportunity for the railways. While the LNER launched the glamourous Silver Jubilee streamlined express, its arch-rival the LMS nipped in first and grabbed the Silver Jubilee name, albeit for a more mundane locomotive. Jubilee class leader, No. 5552, did receive a special high gloss black livery with chromium trim. Pictured: an engineer places the chromium plating spade onto the valve gear of Jubilee class No. 5552 Silver Jubilee at Crewe in April, 1935. *** Local Caption *** Worker placing the plating spade in contact with the surface of the steam engine Silver Jubilee at the London Midland and Scottish works in Crewe, in preparation for the Silver Jubilee of King George V.April 1935.
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