Can you name an event that happened in the 1860s? You could have Abraham Lincoln being elected as President of the United States, the founding of the world’s oldest football league club (which has recently changed) or that fish and chips were first sold in the UK.
One event you probably wouldn’t have thought of was the naming of a locomotive by railway staff in Bridgnorth after an elephant that had arrived at London Zoo. This is because this particular scenario only exists in the 1:76 scale miniature world created by Giles Barnabe.
So what have railway staff named one of their locomotives?
You can read the full article in Model Rail 266 - Out Thursday October 3rd!