Mile End Railway Museum
18 Inch Gauge
Class operators: Mile End Railway Museum
Entered service: Barry’s Brick yard (unknown), Mile End Railway Museum September 1968
Entered the museum: September 1968
Ownership: National Railway Museum
This locomotive was operated originally on 610mm gauge at Barry’s Brickyard Torrensville until acquired by the museum in September 1968, when it was regauged by Hercus Engineering to 457mm gauge for use on its miniature railway.
Chitty gained its name from the sound it would make, but also in homage to the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Chitty has been on static display since 1988.