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The scene at Romford when a London and North Eastern Railway Engine was named Essex

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The scene at Romford when a London and North Eastern Railway Engine was named Essex

The scene at Romford when a London and North Eastern Railway Engine was named " Essex Regiment". The unveiling and placing of a tablet on the engine was carried out by Lieutenant Colonel A.E. Maitland, D.S.O, M.C..
6 June 1936
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This print captures the historic moment at Romford when a London and North Eastern Railway Engine was named "Essex Regiment". The atmosphere is charged with excitement as Lieutenant Colonel A. E. Maitland, D. S. O, M. C. , proudly unveils and places a tablet on the majestic steam engine. The year is 1936, a time that marked the golden age of train travel. This image takes us back to an era where locomotives were not just means of transportation but symbols of pride and strength. The steam train stands tall, its polished exterior gleaming under the sunlight, embodying power and reliability. In this particular instance, the naming ceremony holds even greater significance as it pays homage to the brave soldiers who served in the Essex Regiment. It serves as a poignant reminder of their sacrifice and dedication to their country. Surrounded by troops in uniform, this scene showcases unity and camaraderie among those present for this special occasion. The railway engine becomes more than just a machine; it becomes a symbol of honor for all who witness its christening. As we gaze upon this remarkable photograph from Between The Wars collection by TopFoto, we are transported back in time to witness history unfold before our eyes. It reminds us of an era when railways played an integral role in connecting people across vast distances while also serving as platforms for commemorative ceremonies like these.

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