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British Railways Standard Class 9F 92220 Evening Star

Discover the Evening Star – the last steam locomotive ever built by British Railways – which saw only five years of active service in the 1960s.

Last built by British Railways

In 1960, British Railways Standard Class 9F number 92220 Evening Star was the last steam locomotive to be built by British Railways.

Withdrawn in 1965

Built at Swindon works, 92220 was used over BR’s Western Region and over the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway line before its withdrawal in 1965 after a working life of only five years. Today, she is one of a handful of surviving Class 9Fs.

Static Exhibit

Although steamed since retirement, Evening Star has been a static exhibit at the National Railway Museum, York for many years, where she forms part of the National Collection. She has also been on show at its birthplace in Swindon, at Steam – the museum of the Great Western Railway.

 
 

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