Steam locomotive, entitled Evening Star

Made:
1960 in Swindon Works
designer:
R A Riddles
railway company:
British Railways
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Steam locomotive and tender, British Railways, 9F class 2-10-0 No 92220 "Evening Star", designed by R.A.Riddles, built at Swindon in 1960, withdrawn in 1965.

Evening Star is historically significant as the 999th British Rail (BR) Standard, and indeed the last steam locomotive to be built by BR.

Evening Star was the only 9F to be painted in BR’s express passenger service livery of lined green. The name Evening Star was chosen following a competition held by the BR Western Region Staff Magazine. There were three winners, who all suggested Evening Star – a fitting name given that one of the first locomotives to run on the Great Western Railway was named Morning Star.

Evening Star had an extremely short life span for a steam locomotive and was unexpectedly withdrawn from service in 1965. The locomotive was claimed for the National Collection in 1975.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BR_Standard_Class_9F_92220_Evening_Star

Details

Category:
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Object Number:
1975-7024
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (alloy), copper plated, enamel, glass, gunmetal, paint, rubber (unidentified), steel, tin (metal), vulcanised rubber and zinc plate
Measurements:
Length over buffers: 20168 mm x 2692 mm, 86711 kg
type:
steam locomotive
credit:
British Rail, Clapham