Four-cylinder compound locomotive with tender, 1901. Model (scale 1:10). This powerful pasenger locomotive was designed by Cerault and produced at the Batignolles Railway works in France for the Western Railway of France. The compound locomotive was introduced in Britain as early as 1850 but did not become popular as its chief advantages, low fuel and water consumption, were not so important in a country where there was cheap fuel and ample water.
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