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9F at Highley

 

Ex British Rail 9F 92212 leaves Highley during the recent Steam Gala.

 

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


92212 was one of the last 9Fs to be built, being turned out from Swindon in September 1959. She was withdrawn and sold to Woodhams Scrap yard in Barry in July 1968. Eventually she found her way to the to the Great Central Railway at Loughborough in September 1979. Restoration was completed in September 1996, and after just over ten years in preservation she underwent a major overhaul lasting just over two years, the locomotive returned to operational service on 11 September 2009.

 

 

9F at Highley

 

Ex British Rail 9F 92212 leaves Highley during the recent Steam Gala.

 

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


92212 was one of the last 9Fs to be built, being turned out from Swindon in September 1959. She was withdrawn and sold to Woodhams Scrap yard in Barry in July 1968. Eventually she found her way to the to the Great Central Railway at Loughborough in September 1979. Restoration was completed in September 1996, and after just over ten years in preservation she underwent a major overhaul lasting just over two years, the locomotive returned to operational service on 11 September 2009.

 

 

comments (7)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Oct 2011, 06:51
If it wasn't for the GW signal this could be on the S&D in it's latter years. They always employed the double chimneyed varieties
Les Auld: And they did fine service there Chris, thanks for the comment.
They were a fine locomotive that came too late and probably should never have been built
Les Auld: Not a case of forward thinking Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 5 Oct 2011, 08:23
She wonderful many hours of loving care
Les Auld: Indeed so Vintage, thanks for the comment.
I am pleased to read that this great old engine was saved from a scrap yard Les. Another great picture.
Les Auld: Thanks Frances, she is a grand young engine.
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 5 Oct 2011, 10:13
Great framing and perfect processing. I'm enjoying all pictures in your train series and the stories are educating me. Thanks for sharing these pictures smile
Les Auld: Steam Trains are my number one subject Thomas, glad you like them. A few more to come in the next few days.
I watched this being rebuilt at Loughborough over the years, good to see it is still doing what it was intended to do.
Les Auld: She did put in a good performance Brian, thanks for the comment.
Fine locomotive and shot Les
Les Auld: Very handsome indeed John, thanks for the comment.

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