Locomotive GW 2221, No2 Special Tank (Hornby Series)

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Locomotive GW 2221, No2 Special Tank (Hornby Series)

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A green electric 4-4-2 GWR Hornby Series No.2 Special Tank Locomotive, number 2221, with front lightbulb.

Markings are "GREAT WESTERN" on the side-tanks, and "2221" in smaller characters on the cab.

Naming and numbering

The loco appears in the 1931/32 Hornby Book of Trains described as just Hornby No.2 Electric Tank Locomotive. The No.2 Special Tank locos appeared at the end of 1929, the GWR version changed its number to "2221" in 1930.

Catalogue illustration

Hornby No.2 (Special) Electric Tank Locomotive, from the 1930-31 Hornby Book of Trains (without lightbulb)