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General Steam Navigation limited edition wagon range increases with new Ailsa Troon open wagons wagon in 00 Gauge marking the anniversary of the building of the Medway Queen Paddle Steamer.  Produced in cooperation with the Medway Queen Preservation Society.

In the 1930s the General Steam Navigation Company (GSN) worked closely with the New Medway Steam Packet Company and in 1936 acquired the New Medway Company outright. These new wagons are part of the cooperation between the General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society and the Medway Queen Preservation Society, based on Gillingham Pier.

The paddle steamer, Medway Queen, was built by the Ailsa Shipbuilding Company of Troon and launched on St. George’s Day (23rd April) 1924, the two societies have commissioned a further joint batch of 00 7 Plank Open Wagons in an Ailsa Troon livery in either green or brown with coal load from Dapol to mark the anniversary.

Sales will directly help the restoration of locomotive 21c11 / 35011, General Steam Navigation, and of PS Medway Queen.

The 00 Gauge 7 plank open wagon complete with coal load cost £12.90 each. 

The post and packing price is the same for buying a single wagon or both colour versions together.

These and all our Limited Edition wagons are  available from the General Steam Navigation website online store at https://35011gsn.co.uk/online-shop.html 

General Steam Navigation Society launch new online shop

We are pleased to announce that our range of General Steam Navigation branded merchandise is now available to purchase via our brand new online shop here. 

Items initially available include excellent quality etched pint glasses and mugs with versions of the Society logo, and also pens, fridge magnets, key rings  and pin badges.

These items were previously only available from our society  stand at selected preserved railway galas or certain events at our home the Swindon and Cricklade Railway, but are now available to all conveniently online.

The range of merchandise complements our wide range of branded clothing items that are  also available to order online via our  friends at Universal Uniform here.

All proceeds from the sale of the merchandise and clothing items will directly benefit the restoration of 21c11 / 35011.