A Chinese Beast from Lancashire

Seeing as today is the first day of the Chinese New Year, we thought it would be a good time to recap and look at one of the National Railway Museum’s most unusual exhibits!

Loco Yard

2013 National Railway Museum York - The Great Gathering - 1935 Chinese Government Railways 4-8-4 KF7 Class Vulcan Foundry

The 140,000 people who visited the Great Gathering in York must have noticed a rather large 4-8-4 steam locomotive sitting next to the A4’s.  The locomotive is KF7; donated to the National Railway Museum by the Chinese government and is one of two known survivors of the KF class (the other at Beijing Railway Museum).

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