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==92214 at the SVR==
 
==92214 at the SVR==
92214 was hired by the SVR in late 2014 for use on the [[Christmas services|Santa Special services]]. It made a return appearance at the 2017 [[Spring Gala]].
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92214 was hired by the SVR in late 2014 for use on the [[Christmas services|Santa Special services]]. It made a return appearance at the 2017 [[Spring Steam Gala]].
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 16:50, 16 September 2019

BRBritish Rail or British Railways Standard 9FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic. 92214
92214 20141213.jpg
92214 with a Santa Special on Safari Park Curve, December 2014
Built By BRBritish Rail or British Railways Swindon
Configuration 2-10-0
BRBritish Rail or British Railways rating 9FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
Loco Number 92214
History
Built 1959
Designed By RA RiddlesRobert Arthur "Robin" Riddles, Member of the Railway Executive for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering responsible for the design of the British Rail Standard Class locomotives
Type BRBritish Rail or British Railways Standard 9FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic.
1965 Withdrawn
Technical
Length 66ft 2"
Weight 139.2 long tons
Tractive effort 39,667 lb
Pressure 250 lb/sq in

Steam Locomotives

92214 spent a period on hire to the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society in late 2014.

It is a British Railways Standard Class 9FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic. 2-10-0 locomotive, one of the final batch of steam locomotives built by British Railways at Swindon Works. The 9FThe British Railways system of classifying steam locomotives by power using a number from 0, least powerful, to 9, most powerful, followed by either F for freight, P for Passenger or MT for Mixed Traffic. class was the last of the BRBritish Rail or British Railways Standard classes designed by RA RiddlesRobert Arthur "Robin" Riddles, Member of the Railway Executive for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering responsible for the design of the British Rail Standard Class locomotives. One of the most powerful steam locomotive types ever constructed in Britain, their size and shape earned them the nickname 'Spaceships'. They were intended for use on fast, heavy freight trains over long distances, although they were also used successfully on passenger services, in particular on the Somerset and Dorset Railway[1].

Service

92214 was allocated new to Cardiff Canton depot on 31 October 1959, with a move to Banbury the following month. It was further reallocated to Ebbw Junction (Newport) in 1961 and finally to Severn Tunnel Junction in 1964. It was withdrawn from service there on 6 August 1965 after a working life of just 5 years 10 months[2].

Preservation

92214 arrived at Barry in December 1965. It left there initially destined for the Peak Railway Society at Buxton in December 1980, and entered service in 2004 following completion of restoration at the Midland Railway Centre, Butterley.[3] In 2010 the locomotive moved to the North Yorkshire Moors railway where in 2011 it was painted in fictional BRBritish Rail or British Railways Lined Black livery and given the name “Cock o’ the North”. In January 2014 the locomotive moved to its present home, the Great Central Railway.[4] Since then it has been repainted in lined BRBritish Rail or British Railways Brunswick Green as carried by classmate 92220 'Evening Star'. It has subsequently carried the names “Central Star” and most recently “Leicester City”.

92214 at the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society

92214 was hired by the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society in late 2014 for use on the Santa Special services. It made a return appearance at the 2017 Spring Steam Gala.

See also

References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. BR Database (Retrieved 10 April 2018)
  3. Beckett and Hardingham (2010)
  4. Great Central Railway (Retrieved 10 April 2018)

Links

BR Standard Class 9F on Wikipedia