9F:92212

Posted: April 4, 2015 in History, Trains
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The 9F class were built for British railways in the 1950s as fast heavy freight locomotives. However they also saw service on passenger trains during their service.

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92212 entered service in September 1958, the last of its class to do so. It was widely travelled being based at Banbury, Bath, Ebbw Vale, Birmingham Tyseley and Carnforth sheds before being withdrawn from service in January of 1968. It was sent to Woodhams scrapyard in Barry but was purchased for reservation and sent to the Great Central Railway where it was restored. It transferred to the Mid-Hants Railway and was returned to working order in 2009. It was then loaned to the Bluebell Railway until 2013 when it returned to working on the Mid-Hants line.

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