BR Standard 9F 92214
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.
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 It was withdrawn from service there on 6 August 1965 after a working life of just 5 years 10 months.
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. 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. 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 Railway
- Steam Locomotives hired by the SVR
- Steam Locomotives visiting the SVR for galas
- BR Standard 9F 92212
- Classes of locomotives used on the Severn Valley Branch in commercial service
- BR Database (Retrieved 10 April 2018)
- Beckett and Hardingham (2010)
- Great Central Railway (Retrieved 10 April 2018)