Saturday, November 03, 2012

Sir Archibald Sinclair departs Sheffield Park

Not the former Liberal Party leader and grandfather of John Thurso, but the Battle of Britain class locomotive. Sir Archibald had a locomotive in this class named after him because he served as  secretary of state for air during World War II.

The Bluebell Railway site says Sir Archibald Sinclair was rescued from Barry scrapyard in 1979. Again, I suspect that are talking about the locomotive rather than the Liberal leader.

1 comment:

Simon Titley said...

Long, long ago, I blogged on the subject of railway locomotives named after Liberal leaders, here:

and here: