On loan from the National Railway museum in York the Midland No1000 is, in my humble opinion, one of the most beautiful of Locomotives. Resplendent in the classic Midland Maroon this engine was built in 1902 as No 2631 and was built at Derby. Re-numbered No1000 in 1907 it was rebuilt in 1914 with a new superheated boiler. When withdrawn and marked for preservation it was restored to as close to its 1914 spec as possible and re-painted in Crimson Lake in 1959. In 1975 it was overhauled again and now carries its Midland Maroon livery.