north london locomotive

1888 in London
J.C. Park

Model steam locomotive,1/8 scale, North London Railway 4-4-0 T No.60, in glazed painted case with coin-in-the-slot electric drive rig, model and prototype built at NLR Bow Works by J.C. Park, London, 1888, exhibited in Paris in 1889, ex LNWR exhibition collection and London Broad Street Station Concourse.

This is one of the most detailed and accurate locomotive models ever made and was built by the North London Railway at its Bow Works in East London, for display at the Paris Exhibition of 1889. It is reputed to have cost almost as much as the full-sized 4-4-0T locomotives built at Bow between 1869 and 1906 to work the intensive NLR passenger services, none of which survive.

For many years the model was mounted on a newly restored drive rig at the North London Railway terminus at Broad Street in the City of London, where it was activiated by a penny in the slot, the proceeds going to the Railway Benevolent Institution.

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