Union of South Africa Cabin Crest

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Albergman
LNER J94 0-6-0ST Austerity
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Union of South Africa Cabin Crest

Post by Albergman » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:53 am

Hello

New here.

Can anyone identify the heraldic crest for me that is under the "60009" of the cabin of Union of South Africa. I've looked through Googles images of LNER crests but it's not there. Specifically I'd like a good copy of it to make decals for a scratch build I'm undertaking.

Also, what is the "flying antelope" (my best guess) plaque mid-ships of the driver's side? And why is it not on the other side too?

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.

Albert Hill
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Re: Union of South Africa Cabin Crest

Post by Albert Hill » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:00 pm

The single plaque appeared in the 50s as a gift from a S African newspaper.
Others have been on and off during the preservation era.

JASd17
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Re: Union of South Africa Cabin Crest

Post by JASd17 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:07 pm

The Coat of Arms is that of the Union of South Africa, granted in 1910, but replaced in modern times.

The plaque shows a springbok.


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Albergman
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Re: Union of South Africa Cabin Crest

Post by Albergman » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:24 pm

Thank you very much gents! Found it now on Google too.

Is there a back story to the springbok? Another gift maybe? And why only on one side?

MikeTrice
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Re: Union of South Africa Cabin Crest

Post by MikeTrice » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:22 am

Does this help?
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