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Incorrect naming of LBSCR "L" class
« on: July 19, 2010, 11:06:49 PM »
The LBSCR "L" Class is incorrectly named as "Remembrance". In fact, this was not the name given to the class: they were informally termed the "Brighton Baltics", as they were tank locomotives of the Baltic wheel configuration that ran on the Brighton expresses. Since the class were introduced in April 1914 (the introduction date of January 1911 in Standard is therefore also incorrect), the class was built (and thus named) before the outbreak of World War I. The class were built until 1922, and one of the later members of the class was called "Remembrance", but that name was only ever a name applied to one individual member.

However, in the mid-1920s, the class were rebuilt as 4-6-0 tender locomotives by the Southern Railway, and given the class name N15X. These locomotives, not the LBSCR "L" class were known as the "Remembrance" class. I may well make a graphic for a "Remembrance" locomotive one day to make use of the upgrading feature in Experimental, but for the time being, here is the suggested change to en.tab:

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-LBSCR Class L "Rememberance" 4-6-4T
+LBSCR Class L "Brighton Baltic" 4-6-4T