APRIL THE FIFTH

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STAFFORDA4
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APRIL THE FIFTH

Post by STAFFORDA4 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:33 pm

Am I correct in saying an A1/A3 was going to be named April the Fifth?
And am I correct in saying Sir Nigel Gresley died on that date in 1941

If so what a strange co-incidence

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Re: APRIL THE FIFTH

Post by JASd17 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:51 pm

'April the Fifth' won the Derby in 1932.

Yes that was the date HNG died in 1941.

I do not know if the name was considered for a Pacific. (It was considered according to an article in Gresley Observer 46, but the loco eventually became Brown Jack.)

John

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