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LCDR Martley Europa 2-4-0 Asia by rlkitterman LCDR Martley Europa 2-4-0 Asia by rlkitterman
In 1873, London, Chatham and Dover Railway (LCDR) locomotive superintendent William Martley designed a high-speed 2-4-0 steam locomotive for express passenger and "Continental" mail trains from London to the English Channel and back.  The first four locomotives were built by Sharp Stewart of Glasgow, Scotland and designated the Europa class.  All four locomotives were named for continents: Europa, Asia, Africa, and America.  Two more locomotives were built at the LCDR's own Longhedge Works in Battersea, though I am not sure if they also received names. 

After Martley died young in 1874, his successor William Kirtley cancelled the construction of the other three locomotives still on order, though he kept them in service even after replacing them on heavy trains with his own M-class 4-4-0 engines in 1877.  The Europas were retired by the South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SE&CR) and scrapped in 1909, by which time they had been completely replaced by Harry Wainwright's 4-4-0 locomotives.  This Clifford and Wendy Meadway illustration of Asia is featured in O.S. Nock's history book Railways in the Formative Years.
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cooldude7208 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
darn it! I saw a 7 1/4 in gauge or 5 in gauge model on a website that makes (some) and sells them, but it isn't there anymore....I guess someone bought it
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rlkitterman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I saw pictures of that; I hope whoever bought it is taking good care of it.  Maybe it will turn up at a hobby show somewhere.
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cooldude7208 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
yeah
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