Empire of India locomotive (Bassett-Lowke)

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Empire of India locomotive (Bassett-Lowke)

Bassett-Lowke Empire of India 4490, detail.jpg Bassett-Lowke model of the LNER 4490 "Empire of India" streamliner locomotive, front detail (i)

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Arch Three , Area 1
1930s Model Railway Layout

This blue gauge 0 model of the streamlined LNER A4 "Pacific" 4-6-2 "Empire of India" locomotive (running number 4490) was made by Bassett-Lowke The model was introduced in the late 1930s.

"Empire of India" was part of the same heavily-streamlined "A4" group of LNER Pacific locomotives as the famous Mallard locomotive, and had the same blue-and-black livery. Mallard holds the world speed record for a steam locomotive.

The first A4 to enter service was the Silver Link in 1935. Empire of India entered service in 1937.

Bassett-Lowke "Empire of India" 4490, nose detail

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