Rapido Trains UK 909004 Metropolitan Railway E Class No. 1 0-4-4T - 2013-2020 Condition - Steam Tank Locomotive

Metropolitan Railway E Class No. 1 0-4-4T - 2013-2020 Condition - Steam Tank Locomotive
Metropolitan Railway E Class No. 1 0-4-4T - 2013-2020 Condition - Steam Tank Locomotive
Metropolitan Railway E Class No. 1 0-4-4T - 2013-2020 Condition - Steam Tank Locomotive
Metropolitan Railway E Class No. 1 0-4-4T - 2013-2020 Condition - Steam Tank Locomotive
Metropolitan Railway E Class No. 1 0-4-4T - 2013-2020 Condition - Steam Tank Locomotive
Metropolitan Railway E Class No. 1 0-4-4T - 2013-2020 Condition - Steam Tank Locomotive
Metropolitan Railway E Class No. 1 0-4-4T - 2013-2020 Condition - Steam Tank Locomotive
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Expected Delivery Q4 2024 (Subject to change at Manufacturer's Discretion).

Rapido Trains UK unveils an icon of London steam ready-to-run in ‘OO’ gauge.

It’s January 2013 and a humble 0-4-4T that spent a good proportion of its life hauling permanent way trains became Britain’s most famous locomotive. That locomotive was Metropolitan Railway No. 1 and it was celebrating the 150 anniversary of the world’s
first underground railway – the Metropolitan – by taking to tunnels under London that hadn’t played host to steam since 1971.

‘Met 1’ worked the opening train on the Uxbridge branch on July 4 1904. As London Transport No. L44, it worked the 50th anniversary train in 1954. It would work LT’s last steam-hauled passenger train in 1961 before taking a starring role in the Metropolitan Centenary Parade at Neasden on May 23 1963.

Prototype Factfile
Built: 1896-1901 (Seven built)
How long did they last? The last
Met ‘E’ 0-4-4T was withdrawn in
1963.

Where did they work? Throughout the Metropolitan network.
Can I see one? ‘Met No. 1’ is undergoing an overhaul at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre.

Here’s the specification of our ‘OO’ gauge model:

  • Designed from original works drawings and a wealth of photographic material
  • Sound-fitted versions available
  • Quality mechanism
  • Next18 decoder socket
  • NEM coupler pockets
  • Sprung buffers
  • Key detail changes between individual locomotives
  • High level of detail with plenty of separately fitted parts
  • Era specific air brake equipment fitted within the cab
  • Optional user fitted tripcocks, airbrake and vacuum hoses included