Sentinel 9387 Vertical Boiler Tank engine

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Sentinel VBT 9387 awaiting restoration in April 2015

This looks like a diesel but is actually a steam engine, technically a Vertical Boiler Tank Engine with chainAs a unit of measurement, 22 yards or 1/80th of a mile driven wheels and gears (Whyte notation 4wVBT VCG). It was built by Sentinel & Sons (Shrewsbury) Limited as works number 9387 of 1948, and originally used by Roads Reconstruction of Frome, Somerset. The last owner was the Hanson Group, and until early 2015 9387 was on static display outside their Tytherington Quarry in Gloucestershire.

9387 arrived on the SVRSevern Valley Railway in March 2015 for cosmetic restoration work to be carried out, and was photographed at Bridgnorth Loco Works. The restoration was completed by the end of February 2016 when the locomotive left for its new home at the Sandford Station Railway Heritage Centre in Somerset.[1]
Sentinel 9387 Vertical Boiler Tank engine, now named 'Marjorie', at Sandford Station Railway Heritage Centre in Somerset 23 September 2017.

See also

Steam Locomotives visiting the SVR for contract overhauls


  1. uklocos database retrieved May 2016


Sandford Station web site