No. 34081 & No. 92214 to visit for Spring Steam Gala
We are proud to announce that Battle of Britain class No. 34081 92 Squadron will be making its first ever visit to the Severn Valley Railway, alongside British Railways 9F No. 92214, featuring as guest locomotives during our Spring Steam Gala 2017 to be held on March 17th, 18th & 19th.
No. 34081 is a mainstay of the Nene Valley Railway fleet of locomotives and received its ’92 Squadron’ name in commemoration of the famous Spitfire squadron based at Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain in 1940. The engine entered service in 1948 and led a brief working life with British Railways until being withdrawn in 1964 and sold for scrap in South Wales before it was purchased by the Battle of Britain Locomotive Preservation Society in 1973.
No. 92214, one of the most powerful steam locomotives to ever operate in Britain will also be appearing at our Spring Steam Gala! The huge locomotive was built in 1959 and will be the youngest
locomotive in steam at the event. The 9F’s were the last in a series of
standardised locomotive classes designed for BR during the 1950s, and
was intended for use on fast, heavy
freight trains over long distances. It was one of the most powerful
locomotive types ever constructed in Britain and successfully performed
its intended duties.
92214 completes the Gala line-up, and at 59 years younger than
newly-overhauled No. 813 (and a lot bigger), the sight of the 9F will be
one to behold...
No. 34081 & No. 92214 will join previously-announced visitor LMS Ivatt 2 No. 41312.
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