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