'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 On 15 February 1964 'Duchess of Hamilton' was withdrawn from service and later purchased by Butlins Ltd for display at its Minehead holiday camp.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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The new and unfinished BER Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport, including the control tower, stand on July 3, 2015 in Schoenefeld, Germany. Authorities have announced that the new airport, which stands adjacent to Schoenefeld Airport and is to become the German capital's main airport, will open for operation in the fall of 2017, five years behind schedule. The new airport has been plaqued by corruption, delays and cost-overruns and its opening has been postponed repeatedly.
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A passenger jet of airline easyJet taxis past the new and unfinished BER Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport on July 3, 2015 in Schoenefeld, Germany. Authorities have announced that the new airport, which stands adjacent to Schoenefeld Airport and is to become the German capital's main airport, will open for operation in the fall of 2017, five years behind schedule. The new airport has been plaqued by corruption, delays and cost-overruns and its opening has been postponed repeatedly.
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An RAF C-17 aircraft comes in to land carrying the bodies of eight British nationals killed in last Friday's terrorist attack in the Tunisia beach resort of Sousse on July 3, 2015 in Brize Norton, England. British nationals Christopher and Sharon Bell, Scott Chalkley, Sue Davey, Angie and Ray Fisher, Eileen Swannack and John Welch are eight of the 30 Britons killed in last week's terror attack who have been repatriated today.
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New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie greets people at Mary Ann's Diner July 3, 2015 in Derry, New Hampshire. Christie announced his candidacy on June 30 and is spending five days in the first in the nation primary state over the fourth of July holiday weekend.
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Revd Canon Alison Mary White poses for a photograph after being Consecrated As Bishop of Hull at York Minster on July 3, 2015 in York, England. The Church of England has appointed its second female bishop during a ceremony at York Minster today, after it adopted legislation last November to allow women bishops. The Reverend Alison Mary White was consecrated as the new Bishop of Hull, following The Reverend Libby Lane, who was appointed as Bishop of Stockport in January.
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King Felipe VI of Spain (L) receives Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena (R) at the Zarzuela Palace on July 3, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.