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Era 3 (1923 to 1947) The Big Four (LNER, LMS, GWR and SR)
Entering traffic at Stewarts Lane in November 1929 on the Continental services, E864 Sir Martin Frobisher was moved to Nine Elms in November 1937 on Link 1 duties for the Southampton Docks and Bournemouth express services, swapping places with 857 Lord Howe. In January 1939 Sir Martin Frobisher was modified with the Lemaitre exhaust and a modified chimney, raising the performance level of the locomotive This was a welcomed development as by 1945, somewhat surprisingly; wartime holiday traffic on the Western Section had reached pre-war levels and the introduction of the Merchant Navy class meant that Sir Martin Frobisher could be sent to Bournemouth shed to augment the Lord Nelsons already based there.
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BR, Lord Nelson Class, 4-6-0, 30863 ‘Lord Rodney’ - Era 4
BR (Late), Lord Nelson Class, 4-6-0, 30859 'Robert Blake' - Era 4
BR (Early), Lord Nelson Class, 4-6-0, 30852 'Sir Walter Raleigh' - Era 5
BR, Lord Nelson Class, 4-6-0, 30850 'Lord Nelson' - Era 5
SR, Lord Nelson Class, 4-6-0, 851 'Sir Francis Drake' - Era 3