'Duchess of Hamilton' entering the Great Hall at the start of the special preview launch of the exhibition 'Streamlined Styling an Era', 19 May 2009. The exhibition documents the importance of streamlining in design and the science behind it and explored the links between 1930's fashion, engineering and design and ran from 20 May until 31 December 2009. LMSR 4-6-2 8P Coronation Class No 46229 was designed by William Stanier and was completed at Crewe Works on 7 September 1938, with the number 6229. It was one of 38 Coronation Class locomotives built, 24 of which were streamlined. 6229 officially entered service on 10 September 1938. In January 1939 the LMS sent 6229 to the World's Fair in America, masquerading as the original member of its class No 6220 'Coronation'. Due to the outbreak of the Second World War, the engine remained in the United States until February 1942 and, shortly after returning, it exchanged correct names and numbers with 'Coronation'. In 1948 the streamlining casing was removed with the aim of easing maintenance. In its place the loco was fitted with smoke deflectors, a double chimney and sloping smokebox top. During its BR service the locomotive was given the number 46229 and operated The Caledonian service, between Euston and Glasgow. On 15 February 1964 'Duchess of Hamilton' was withdrawn from service and later purchased by Butlins Ltd for display at its Minehead holiday camp. In May 1976 the locomotive came to the museum on a 20-year loan and was formally acquired for the National Collection in 1987. In September 2005 the museum announced that the streamlining would be re-instated, returning the locomotive to its original appearance. This work was undertaken at Tyseley Locomotive Works and on 18th May 2009 it was returned to the National Railway Museum, before going on display in a new exhibition called Duchess of Hamilton Streamline
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Charles, Prince of Wales Colonel in Chief of The Royal Gurkha Rifles, is seen giving a traditional kukri knife during his visit to 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles at Shorncliffe in Kent to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the Crown on July 1, 2015 in Folkestone, United Kingdom.
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Charles, Prince of Wales Colonel in Chief of The Royal Gurkha Rifles, is seen visiting 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles at Shorncliffe in Kent to celebrate 200 years of Gurkha service to the Crown on July 1, 2015 in Folkestone, United Kingdom.
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Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey (R) participate in a news conference July 1, 2015 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Secretary Carter announced that President Obama is nominating Lt. Gen. Robert Neller to be the next Marine Corps commandant.
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Migrants walk in a make shift camp known as the 'New Jungle' on July 1, 2015 in Calais, France. Cross-channel travel has be disrupted for third day this week as MyFerryLink employees continue their industrial action. Migrants took advantage of the travel disruption by trying to board lorries bound for the UK.
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Marine One lifts off from the South Lawn with U.S. President Barack Obama on board for a day trip to Tennessee July 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama traveled to Nashville to hold an event where he will discuss ways to improve the Affordable Care Act, including by extending Medicaid coverage to more low-income people.
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President Barack Obama leaves the Oval Office and walk past the Rose Garden before departing the White House for a day trip to Tennessee July 1, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama traveled to Nashville to hold an event where he will discuss ways to improve the Affordable Care Act, including by extending Medicaid coverage to more low-income people.