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Sir Winston Churchill’s Final Journey

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Watercress Railway - Alresford - Battle of Britain Class - 34051 Sir Winston ChurchillToday marks 50 years since the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill.  On 30th January 1965, Bulleid Battle of Britain class 34051 had the honour of hauling the deceased Sir Winston Churchill on his last journey from London Waterloo to the famous statesman’s final resting place in Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire.  The locomotive wore disc codes in a simple V for Victory formation (as above) with a train of Pullman carriages and Churchill’s coffin in southern Railway’s parcel van S2464S.  The below video shows some selected original material from British Pathé of the funeral.

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