BR standard class 9F 92220 Evening Star

BR Standard Class 9F 92220 Evening Star

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BR standard class 9F 92220 Evening Star

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British Railways Standard Class 9F number 92220 Evening Star, is a preserved British steam locomotive completed in 1960. It was the last steam locomotive to be built by British Railways. It holds the distinction of being the only British main line steam locomotive ear-marked for preservation from the date of construction.

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Evening Star was built at Swindon railway works in 1960. Though the last to be built, it was not the last 9F numerically as Crewe had already completed engines with higher numbers. and given BR Brunswick green livery, normally reserved for passenger locomotives, and was completed with a copper-capped double chimney. 92220 was the only Class 9F to be named when running with BR, although others have subsequently been named in preservation; the name Evening Star was chosen following a competition run in 1959-60 by the BR Western Region Staff Magazine. There were three competition winners, Driver T.M. Phillips (Aberystwyth), Boilermaker J.S. Sathi (Old Oak Common) and F.L. Pugh (Paddington), who had all suggested Evening Star. This name had been...
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