Midland Railway locomotive 2178 (Bing for Bassett-Lowke gauge 1)

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Midland Railway locomotive 2178 (Bing for Bassett-Lowke gauge 1)

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location:
Arch Three , Area 30
Classic Locomotives (display)
Shelf 4

A brown gauge 1 steam-powered model of the Midland Railway's 4-4-2 tank locomotive number 2178, with a white sign-strip above the front buffers reading "TILBURY", made by Bing for Bassett-Lowke circa 1926.

Midland Railway 2178, Bing for Bassett-Lowke, front detail showing heat-affected paintwork

The original locomotive

Locos 2176-2179 were originally built in 1909 for the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, numbered 79-82 and had names (2178 was number 81, Aveley), but the names of the "LTSR 79-Class" were removed when Midland took over.