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Icons of the end of steam at York
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No: 3815   Contributor: John Southall   Year: 2008   Country: England
Icons of the end of steam at York

3 (just) icons of the end of steam at the 1968 and all that exhibition at York.
Nearest is BR 9F 2-10-0 92220 Evening Star, the last locomotive built for BR.
In the centre is 7P Britannia 4-6-2 70013 Oliver Cromwell she had a share in hauling the last official BR train, "1T57" between Liverpool and Carlisle.
And just being squeezed out of shot is GWR Castle 4-6-0 7029 Clun Castle she hauled the last scheduled train out of Paddington.
Picture added on 10 June 2008
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Hi John!
The only times (twice) I have seen Evening Star, she was inside the hall and squeezed in between two other very large locomotives - did you manage to get a full side-on shot, if so please put it on the site! When they first began service, we trainspotters used to get as excited about them as the Gresley Pacifics!

Added by Peter John Langsdale on 11 June 2008.
Sorry Peter for some reason I didn't take a full side view. I have a sneaking feeling that there wasn't enough room to get one in.
I do know that she was moved on a low loader which was a question a lot of people were asking at the time. If you do a search on, I think Fotopic, there are some pics of the move.
She is about to be sent to Steam at Swindon in exchange for 6000!

Added by John Southall on 11 June 2008.
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