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BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92220 at Cardiff East Dock Shed 1964

BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92220 at Cardiff East Dock Shed 1964 - Low Resolution Image

British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92220 'Evening Star' at Cardiff East Dock Shed on 14th August 1964. Designed by Robert Riddles and built at Swindon Works, it entered traffic in March 1960, being named at Sthe works on March 18, 1960 by K.W.C. Grand, Esq., a member of the British Transport Commission. It was withdrawn from 88B Cardiff East Dock shed in March 1965, after a working life of only five years but was subsequently preserved as part of the National Collection.

It was the last steam locomotive to be built by British Railways and holds the distinction of being the only British main line steam locomotive earmarked for preservation from the date of construction. It was the 999th locomotive of the whole British Railways Standard range. Though the last to be built, it was not the last 9F numerically as Crewe had already completed engines with higher numbers (up to 92250). It was equipped with a BR1G type tender and given BR Brunswick green livery, normally reserved for passenger locomotives, and was completed with a copper-capped double chimney. All other members of the class of heavy freight locomotives were painted unlined black. On 8 September 1962 it hauled the last Pines Express over S&DJR metals. It was recorded hauling passenger express trains at over 90 mph.

A schoolboy trainspotter wearing the traditional spotters 'anorak' and trousers poses in the cab of the loco.

Date Photo Taken 14/08/1964
Date Uploaded 04/07/2014
Image Owner/Copyright Howie Milburn
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Steam Loco Information for BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92220 at Cardiff East Dock Shed 1964 - Low Resolution Image

Steam Loco Class Information for BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92220 at Cardiff East Dock Shed 1964 - Low Resolution Image

Steam Shed Information for BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No. 92220 at Cardiff East Dock Shed 1964 - Low Resolution Image


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