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David Shepherd CBE FRSA


David Shepherd is one of Britain's foremost artists, one of the world's most outspoken conservationists and a keen supporter of Steam. He owns several locomotives in several countries, including the one seen here, ex BR 9F 92203 based at the Gloucester and Warwickshire Railway. Built in 1959 and withdrawn in 1968, David Shepherd bought it directly from British rail for the princely sum of £3000, he later named it Black Prince.

He also has several locomotives in Africa, including two Zambian locomotives from the Mulobezi Railway, given to him by then President Kenneth Kaunda.



David Shepherd CBE FRSA


David Shepherd is one of Britain's foremost artists, one of the world's most outspoken conservationists and a keen supporter of Steam. He owns several locomotives in several countries, including the one seen here, ex BR 9F 92203 based at the Gloucester and Warwickshire Railway. Built in 1959 and withdrawn in 1968, David Shepherd bought it directly from British rail for the princely sum of £3000, he later named it Black Prince.

He also has several locomotives in Africa, including two Zambian locomotives from the Mulobezi Railway, given to him by then President Kenneth Kaunda.



comments (7)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Jun 2010, 06:50
He must be getting on a bit now!

I well remember 92203 on the S&D
Les Auld: In his seventies I believe Chris, and a grand engine too. Thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jun 2010, 07:37
Imagine David's descendants landing with a lot of locomotives from his will. There will probably be standing fees and that kind of stuff.

Great character though and hoping that somebody shares this interest with enough moolah to continue.
Les Auld: They certainly do cost quite a bit to maintain Louis, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Jun 2010, 07:58
Before I read Louis' comment, I said to myself, "I sure hope he has a Will!" Look at that face. I guess like dogs, locomotives can look like their owners. smile
Les Auld: Never thought of it in that way Ginnie, interesting smile Thanks for the comment.
I am sure he is very proud of his work. He must really love it! smile
Les Auld: I suspect he does Linda, thanks for the comment.
A great man then Les..and bless him for the energy he puts into this work.
Les Auld: Certainly seems tireless Ron, thanks for the comment.
Ah the man himself Les, a great shot with his pride and joy behind.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comemnt Brian, appreciate it.
I've seen this at Toddington but great to get a picture of David Shepherd with her!
Les Auld: I've seen him at a couple of events Bill, thanks for the comment.

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