5″ Gauge LNER Thompson Class B1

This is a Green LNER Thompson Class B1 Introduced in 1942, the first example, No. 8301, was named Springbok in honour of a visit by Jan Smuts.

The first 40 of the class were named after breeds of antelopes and the like, and they became known as bongos after 8306 Bongo. 274 were built by the LNER