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BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92207 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966

BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92207 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92207 at Woodham Brothers scrapyard, Barry, Wales on 18th August 1966. Designed by Robert Riddles and built at Swindon Works, it entered traffic in June 1959, as part of lot number 429 (the final order for main line steam locomotives by British Railways). It was withdrawn from 86A Newport Ebbw Junction in December 1964, after only five years and seven months in service and sold for scrap to Woodham Bros of Barry in South Wales where it rested for 21 years and 7 months – four times longer than it was in service with BR – until it became the 180th locomotive to leave the now famous scrap yard, on 21 October 1986. It was purchased and re-named 'Morning Star', with great press and TV coverage, in October 1986.

On 21 December 2005, the locomotive was relocated to the Shillingstone Railway Project on the former Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway, in Dorset, with a view to complete restoration.

The British Railways BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 is a class of steam locomotive designed for British Railways by Robert Riddles. The Class 9F was the last in a series of standardised locomotive classes designed for British Railways during the 1950s, and was intended for use on fast, heavy freight trains over long distances. It was one of the most powerful steam locomotive types ever constructed in Britain, and successfully performed its intended duties. The class earned a nickname of 'Spaceships', due to its size and shape.

At various times during the 1950s the 9Fs worked passenger trains with great success, indicating the versatility of the design, sometimes considered to represent the ultimate in British steam development. Several experimental variants were constructed in an effort to reduce costs and maintenance, although these met with varying degrees of success.

The total number built was 251, production being shared between Swindon (53) and Crewe Works (198). The last of the class, 92220 Evening Star, was the final steam locomotive to be built by British Railways, in 1960. Withdrawals began in 1964, with the final locomotives removed from service in 1968. Several examples have survived into the preservation era in varying states of repair, including Evening Star.

Date Photo Taken 18/08/1966
Date Uploaded 13/09/2014
Image Owner/Copyright Howie Milburn
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Steam Loco Information for BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92207 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

Steam Loco Class Information for BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92207 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image


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