A year after the streamlined casing was removed the loco became 46239 upon nationalisation in.
It is E R Morten's picture, reputedly of LMS 46220 'Coronation' at Crewe.
It was a spotter's paradise, and I wish I could have gone there more often, but as the journey involved catching a train from Leeds and changing stations at Manchester, my mother had a morbid fear that her small boy could get lost somewhere along the way.
It never dawned on me that she had another, more tangible reason, like 'Mother Love', for example, but since she offered no other explanation, her refusal seemed very unfair.
This loco ran a few months in BR maroon livery with a bevelled smokebox top - the only member of the class to do so.
My thanks to Alan Taylor of Fleetwood for the additional(Above-Below) In 1937 the LMS decided to commemorate the coronation of King George VI with the introduction of a new non-stop 'Coronation Scot' express between London Euston and Glasgow.
The 'Coronations' included the ex-streamlined locos which had been stripped of their casing in 1945, yet instantly identifiable by their bevelled smokebox tops.