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BR 9F 92220 Evening Star at York
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No: 3771   Contributor: John Southall   Year: 2008   Manufacturer: Swindon railway works   Country: England
BR 9F 92220 Evening Star at York

At the NRM's 1968 and all that exhibition BR 9F 92220 Evening Star is at York.
Built in 1960 92220 is a prime example of the waste surrounding BR's race to replace steam with diesel in the 1960's. She was retired in 1965. Due her first major overhaul and as she had suffered minor accident damage BR decided that she should be scrapped but because she was the last mainline steam locomotive to be built she was saved.
Picture added on 01 June 2008
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Interesting to note that this 2-10-0 has no flanges on the centre driving wheels to allow for sharp radius curves down to 6 chains (or 4 1/2 chains dead slow). The 9Fs were used very successfully on passenger trains and despite their bulk and small 5 ft 0 in driving wheels could run at 80 mph or more!
A total of 251 were built, with the locomotive weighing 86 tons 14 cwt, and various tenders weighing from 50 to 55 tons.
Boiler pressure was 250 psi and the two cylinders were 20 in diameter by 28 in stroke, with Walschaerts valve gear. Tractive effort 39, 670 lb at 85% boiler pressure.

Added by Peter John Langsdale on 02 June 2008.
several 2-10-0 s where at Bidston loco shed Specifically on the Shotwick ore trains from Bidston dock to Johnny Summers steelworks on Deeside all though only a short run involved 15 to 20 minutes to charge the fire box then a mad dash to get up a bank of 1/85 then a steady roll down to Deeside so as to be able to stop as the train was loose coupled and no brake with a thousand tons of iron ore the return was adifficult job with 22 empties on sitting down all the way just putting the injector on and off. None of the 2-10-0 had a drive wheel flange also austerity 2-10-0 .

Added by Sinders on 10 December 2008.
My name is really John but every time I stuck my head out of the cab I got my eyes full of ash,

Added by Sinders on 11 December 2008.
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