‘USA’ of the month

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An­other month, an­other ex­clu­sive ‘USA’ model. Or­der yours to­day.

MR-107: No. 36, Na­tional Coal Board black

USATC No. 6006 had a quiet war. It was built by Daven­port as one of a batch of 20 in 1944, crossed the At­lantic… and af­ter spend­ing a pe­riod shunt­ing at var­i­ous docks in the UK, it went into store. The newly cre­ated Na­tional Coal Board plucked No. 6006 from New­bury Racecourse stor­age sid­ings in 1947 and moved it to Hart­ley Main Col­liery in Northum­ber­land, where it be­came No. 36. It joined two other ‘S100s’ in the NCB fleet (Nos. 32 and 35) but the US lo­co­mo­tives were not a suc­cess and they were with­drawn in 1953. Model Rail’s model ac­cu­rately re­flects No. 36 in its col­liery con­di­tion, com­plete with re­verse shaded let­ter­ing and num­bers.

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