Weekly Exhibit

One of our larger exhibits, currently out on loan, is metre gauge locomotive L. Corpet and Cie. of Paris No. 493 of 1888, “Cambrai”. The locomotive worked at Waltham Ironstone Quarry in Leicestershire, which unusually had a metre gauge railway, whilst others in the area were 3ft gauge. The railway was used from 1885 to 1958.

The photograph shows “Cambrai” outside the original museum, shortly after repainting in the early 1960s. The locomotive is currently on display at Irchester Narrow Gauge Railway Museum.