I have a confession to make, when 6229 first arrived for restreamlining I wasn't convinced that it was the right thing to do. I had seen loads of pictures and a few models of streamlined Duchess's and wasn't impressed. It wasn't untill the last few weeks of the project that I realised what magnificent beasts they were. Even the photo's on here and elsewhere as good as they are, don't begin to do her justice, you really do need to see her in the flesh to begin to appreciate the beauty of her. Her impact on the general public can best be understood by the reaction we saw as we passed through stations on the way to York, people who were standing around waitng for their trains stared in amazement at this vision in red and gold passing before their eyes, the number of double takes was something to behold. One suggestion I would like to make is that if it isn't possible to overhaul her in the nearish future then maybe she could go on a tour of the country to places like The Engine House at Highley or be parked for a few days at a time at some of the countries major railway stations. If this could be done in conjunction with a fund raising campaign I feel sure Joe Public would put his hand in his pocket and donate.