GER 4-4-0 "Claud Hamilton" class basis for Molly
Great Eastern Railway 4-4-0 No. 1900 "Claud Hamilton" produced by James Holden in 1900
Photo source from an old postcard

Produced for the Great Eastern Railway (GER) by James Holden between 1900 and 1903, this GER class S46 4-4-0 locomotive was nicknamed "Claud Hamiltons" after the first locomotive produced and named as such in the series. This class quickly became very well-known in railway circles, and were the largest Great Eastern express passenger engines built to date. The locomotives were later rebuilt by the London and North Eastern Railways (LNER), whereupon extensive modifications to the boiler, firebox etc. warranted a split into to D14, D15 and D16 classes. The last variant of this locomotive class was withdrawn from service in 1960, with none surviving into preservation.

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