Western Region Train Formations 1948-1968


The Western Region had a diverse range of motive power during the transition from steam to diesel traction as well as a colourful array of liveries. It is possible to model much of this with ready-to-run rolling stock in ‘OO’ gauge. Here a Collett ‘Hall’ 4-6-0 slows for the signals at Grosvenor Square as a ‘Western’ departs on a rake of matching maroon stock.

BRITISH RAILWAYS’ (BR) Western Region operations ranged from branch line, suburban and secondary passenger services to lengthy express, holidaymaker, titled trains and more. Passenger train length could range from a ‘14XX’ 0-4-2T plus Autotrailer to powerful ‘King’ 4-6-0 hauled expresses with 12 or more carriages in tow.

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