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Locomotive Headlamp

Locomotive Headlamp

This object from the collection of the Museum of The Scottish Railways and the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway is a locomotive headlamp which was used by the London and North Eastern Railway Company between 1923 and 1947. In the Steam and early Diesel era, where these lamps were placed told the signal men what kind of a train it was, for example if it was an ordinary passenger train or carrying livestock. It also indicated the train’s likely running speed as well as its line priority.

The 3D model was created as a part of Scanning The Horizon project lead by the Scottish Maritime Museum, which is a partnering institution in Industrial Museums Scotland (Go Industrial).

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