In 1938, with Great Britain on the brink of war with Nazi Germany, the Duchess of Hamilton, a streamlined "Coronation Pacific" entered service. She would cover over 1 1/2 miles during her 26 year career which ended in 1964. In 1990, however, the Duchess returned, fully restored, to the main line. This program covers every phase of the restoration
This historical release profiles the legendary restoration of the Coronation Pacific dubbed the Duchess of Hamilton, a train that helped Great Britain greatly during World War II, and took a full five years of work by the Friends of the Nation Railway Museum to be returned to her former glory.