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BR Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 No.92214 (Leicester City)

By Paulmayo21
This is a list of BR Standard Class 9F steam locomotives that survive in preservation. 9F locomotives avoided being scrapped at the end of steam traction on British Railways. Seven locomotives were obtained from Woodham Brothers scrapyard in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. The other two were preserved upon withdrawal, with 92220 Evening Star reserved for the National Collection, and 92203 being purchased direct from BR by the noted artist and conservationist, David Shepherd in 1967.

As of 2013, four of the locomotives have not been restored to working order since withdrawal: 92134, 92207, 92219 and 92245. All were stored rusting in the open air for 20 or more years, and had component parts removed. Most have since received at least some cosmetic restoration to prevent them from deteriorating further. However, the 9F was one of the largest locomotives to run on British railways, and the cost of restoration is high.

92245 needs a great deal of work, is missing many parts, and there have never been serious plans to fully restore it, so it is not expected to be restored anytime in the foreseeable future. At the moment the most likely outcome for 92245 is that it will be dismantled and sectioned in order to be part of an exhibition at Barry that will tell the story of the Woodham Brothers scrapyard.

A fair amount of money and work has gone into both 92134 and 92207, but at the moment, it is not clear if they will be finished, or if so, when. 92219 is parked at the Wensleydale Railway and remains unrestored.

Tags: Transport Steam locomotive

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Comments


13 Feb 2019 1:24PM
Wonderfull machine and photo. I's realy a pity there is no chance to restore the others locomotives.
13 Feb 2019 1:29PM
Thank you so much, would love to see more these are so impressive, can only imagine back in the day with freight.........
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2019 5:02PM
Terrific shot
Ju
terryxc 9 7 England
13 Feb 2019 5:06PM
Fantastic image...

Terry.
Vambomarbleye 4 153 14 Scotland
13 Feb 2019 6:05PM
Great shot. It's a great shame that so many of these magnificent locomotives were simply left to rust after being decommissioned. I suppose that's progress.Sad

Alan
13 Feb 2019 9:46PM
Thanks for all the comments & kind words
rhfoto 5 2
13 Feb 2019 9:56PM
Love steam locos, and this is a beauty - great capture.

Ray

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