William Stanier designed the Stanier Mogul Class for the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS). Construction took place in the LMS Crewe Works in Cheshire between 1933 and 1934 whereby they constructed 40 engines in total. The 2-6-0 wheel configuration is more commonly known as a Mogul. The Mogul was the one of the LMS prime locomotives for mixed traffic use.
Under nationalisation of the railways in 1948, LMS became part of British Rail. British Rail painted their locomotives black. Red lines broke up the black of the engine, except during the austere periods of the 1940s and towards the end of steam.
This model engine depicts the 42969 which underwent construction in March 1934 and subsequently withdrawn in 1964. It wears the British Railway early crest livery.