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LMS Route: Rugby to Wolverhampton
LMS Route: Rugby to Leamington
LMS Route: Rugby to Tamworth
LMS Route: Rugby to Leicester
LMS Route: Rugby to Market Harborough

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Ex-LMS 4-6-0 6P No 46170 'British Legion' is seen draped with Remembrance Day poppies at Rugby shed on 8th November 1959

Ex-LMS 4-6-0 6P No 46170 'British Legion' is seen draped with Remembrance Day poppies at Rugby shed on 8th November 1959. The locomotive is sometimes considered as being a member of the Re-built Royal Scot Class but it differed from those later rebuilds principally in having a unique Type 2 boiler, rather than a Type 2A boiler, the two not being interchangeable. Constructed in 1935 utilising the frames of the unsuccessful experimental high pressure compound locomotive No 6399 'Fury'. The Schmidt-Henschel boiler was replaced with a taper boiler, designed by the LMS' CME William Stanier complete with a new smokebox and inside cylinder. The locomotive was named after the British Legion and given a number within the Royal Scot Class sequence. It was to remain the only Class 6P re-build until 1942 when two Jubilee Class locomotives, No 5735 'Comet' and No 5736 'Phoenix' were also rebuilt but this time with a shorter modified boiler designated as a Type 2A boiler. The LMS subsequently rebuilt all seventy of the Royal Scot Class, between 1943 and 1955, and eighteen locomotives of the Patriot Class between 1946 and 1949 with Type 2A boilers. Thus No 6170 can be considered as a prototype of a family of LMS 2A boilered 4-6-0s. When built, No 6170 was given the then standard passenger livery of LMS crimson lake and, because of postwar livery changes, was to be the only rebuilt Royal Scot locomotive to wear that livery whilst in service. There were other numerous differences between No 6170 and the other rebuilt Royal Scot Class locomotives. In addition to the longer boiler, a new cab with side windows was fitted similar to Stanier's other 4-6-0 locomotives. Whereas the other rebuilt Royal Scot Class retained their original Fowler designed cut-out cabs. The two rebuilt Jubilee Class locomotives had retained their original side window cabs whilst the rebuilt Patriot Class locomotives had gained new side window cabs. It was also the only rebuilt Royal Scot Class locomotive to be built with a single chimney. Further changes during its lifetime saw the fitting of a double chimney and smoke deflectors.