Electric locomotive No 13 from the City & South London Railway, 1890.

Electric locomotive No 13 from the City & South London Railway, 1890.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

Built by Mather and Platt in asociation with Beyer Peacock for the City & South London Railway (C&SLR), this was the first major electrically operated railway in Britain. The locomotive had two motors weighing 4 1/2 tons each. The motors were designed to run in either direction. The locomotive is shown restored and on display at the London Transport Museum's exhibition 'Tube Centenary (1990)'.

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