4-2-2 Stirling Single GNR Profile and Models

4-2-2 Stirling Single GNR

No.1 at the National Railway Museum in January 2016. ©HawkeyeUK

The Great Northern Railway (GNR) No. 1 class Stirling Single is a class of steam locomotive designed for express passenger work. Designed by Patrick Stirling, they are characterised by a single pair of large driving wheels which led to the nickname "eight-footer". Originally the locomotive was designed to haul up to 26 passenger carriages at an average speed of 47 miles per hour and could reach up to 85mph. The first of the class, No 1 is the only engine to be preserved. It is exhibited at the National Railway Museum, York. The locomotive remains in good mechanical condition, though it has not steamed since 1985, and was used recently to act as a star player in York Theatre Royal's stage-performance of The Railway Children play.

(Information provided via Wikipedia)

Type of Locomotive



Great Northern Railway

Build Date

1870 to 1895

Total Built


Tractive Effort

11, 129 to 15,680 lbf

Wheel Configuration


Operated By

Great Northern Railway

Main Duties

Express Passenger

In Service Until


Surviving Examples



OO Gauge (1:76 Scale)

Products awaiting categorisation

Scale Brand Image Construction Type DCC Capability Product Code Product Title Livery
OO Gauge (1:76 Scale) Kitmaster KM9 Stirling Single Loco No 1 Not set Not set KM9
Stirling Single Loco No 1 Awaiting Categorisation
OO Gauge (1:76 Scale) Millholme Models No image available Requires assembly Not set MM14
GNR Stirling Single 4-2-2 Locomotive & Tender Kit Awaiting Categorisation