Tank locomotive GC 165 (Bing for Bassett-Lowke, gauge 2)

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Tank locomotive GC 165 (Bing for Bassett-Lowke, gauge 2)

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Arch Three , Area 30
Classic Locomotives (display)
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A green electric gauge 2 model Great Central Railway Class 9N 4-6-2 Tank locomotive, with dark red underdetail, numbered 165, made by Bing for Bassett-Lowke in 1914.

This loco would have been made just before the outbreak of hostilities for World War One.

The original loco

Number 165 was built in 1911, and stayed in service until 1965, survinging through the LNER years and finally ending up being used under BR. Along the way, the loco was renamed from 165 to 5165, 9801 and finally 58901 .

The Great Central Railway started out as the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway in 1847, was renamed in 1897, and was merged into the LNER in 1923. Today, the name is used by a heritage railway that use part of the old GCR line.

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