LNWR locomotive 1269 (Bing for Bassett-Lowke)

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Exhibit

LNWR locomotive 1269 (Bing for Bassett-Lowke)

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location:
Arch Three , Area 30
Classic Locomotives (display)
Shelf 2

A black gauge 0 0-6-0 clockwork model of LNWR locomotive 1269, with red lining, made by Bing for Bassett-Lowke in 1913.

Unfortunately, the model's paintwork doesn't include the LNWR crest on the central splasher like the original, so we can't judge for ourselves whether it really looked as much like a cauliflower as people said at the time (with these locomotives being popularly referred to as the "Cauliflower Class").

The original locomotive

Locomotive 1269 was one of the "18in Goods" Class ("Cauliflowers" class) designed by F.W. Webb and built at Crewe Works in 1892. It was a London and North Western Railway locomotive from 1892 to 1926, at which point it was assigned a new LMS number of 8319 and continued until its withdrawal in 1928.

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