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ARCHN0019 Conversion Kit for Dapol Siphon G Maunsell Van B S2464S as converted for Sir Winston Churchill's Funeral

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Unpainted lasered replacement sides for Dapol Siphon G (included)
A state funeral service for Sir Winston Churchill was held at St Paul's Cathedral on 30 January 1965.
The coffin was then taken the short distance to Waterloo station where it was loaded onto a specially prepared and painted carriage (second from the loco) as part of the funeral train for its rail journey to Hanborough seven miles north-west of Oxford.

The funeral train of Pullman coaches carrying his family mourners was hauled by Battle of Britain class steam locomotive No. 34051 Winston Churchill. In the fields along the route, and at the stations through which the train passed, thousands stood in silence to pay their last respects. At Churchill's request, he was buried in the family plot at St Martin's Church, Bladon, near Woodstock, not far from his birthplace at Blenheim Palace. Churchill's funeral van—former Southern Railway van S2464S—is now part of a preservation project, having been repatriated to the UK in 2007 from Los Angeles, US, to where it had been exported in 1965.