92214 to headline Gloucester-Warwickshire event

BR class 9F 92214
Cotswold Steam Gala to feature both youngest and oldest Swindon-built locos in steam.
Published Tue, 2016-03-22 11:33

The Gloucester-Warwickshire Railway has confirmed BR Standard Class 9F No. 92214 as one of the star attractions of the Cotswold Festival of Steam this spring.

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BR class 9F 92214 © Lobsan - Wikimedia Commons

The Swindon built-themed event, scheduled for May 28 to 30, will see No. 92214, the youngest operational Swindon-built steam locomotive, run alongside ‘28xx’ 2-8-0 No. 2807, the oldest operational Swindon-built steam locomotive.

No. 92214, which will be appearing courtesy of the Great Central Railway, was built in October 1959 whilst No. 2807 was constructed more than 50 years earlier in 1905.

Both locomotives survive as a result of being sold on withdrawal to the Woodham Bros scrapyard at Barry from where they were rescued and subsequently restored to running order.

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