Sir Sagramore

A photograph of locomotive 771 Sir Sagramore

Southern Railway King Arthur class 4-6-0 express passenger locomotive number 771 “Sir Sagramore”. This scale model is the twin of number 772 “Sir Percival” which was built in the 1970’s by Richards Engineering for the then new, but now defunct line at Oakhill Manor near Bath.

However although 771 was started by Richards alongside her sister the loco was never finished and remained a “box of bits” for many years until completed by the late Peter Howard in 1993 for his Downsells Railway in Kent. Sadly Peter Howard died in 1998 shortly after entrusting the care of the locomotive into a new owner, it was formerly part of the Chris English collection, but is now owned by Chris Haynes.

Photograph © Roy Harwood.

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