Enamel badges of steam locomotive 245 Lincolnshire, which was once produced for the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway back in 1962 for 2 6d, have now been made available once again.
Badges of the LNER 4-4-0 locomotive were first produced by Gomms in 1962 for the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway for use as first fundraisers.
The locomotive first worked out of Kings Cross Depot in London before soon being transferred north, where most of the D49s worked. It was renumbered 2710 in 1946 until in 1948 it was renumbered to 62710 when the railways were nationalised. The locomotive kept this number until it was withdrawn from Hull Dairycoates depot in 1960 for scrapping.
The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway, which was then based at Humberston near Grimsby, commissioned Gomms to make the badges of Lincolnshire. The company kept the die in case of a repeat order – they even made a badge of Jurassic, which is still in production.
The Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway Historic Vehicle Trust’s supporters asked Gomms if they still had the die of Lincolnshire. Gomms replied yes and an order of 100 was placed.
These are now available from the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway at Skegness Water Leisure Park and through its website.
What did the officials say?
LCLR Spokesman John Chappell said:
“Interest in railway history is stronger than ever and Gomms are something of a legend among railway enthusiasts. It has been very difficult to find examples of their Lincolnshire locomotive badge, so we’re thrilled that they have helped us revive yet another part of our heritage. Every badge sold helps us to maintain and restore our unique collection of railway vehicles, which date back to the trench railways of the First World War battlefields and in some cases, even further”.
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