Railways standard classes
BR standard class 4 2-6-0 No. 76017
BR class 9F freight locos were arguably one of the finest steam designs
ever produced. The final steam locomotive built for BR was No. 92220
Evening Star, last of a class of 251. This is No. 92240, withdrawn
from traffic after only 8 years service.
was a need for BR to build a modern tank locomotive to replace some of
the ancient designs still in traffic in the early 50's. The result
was the introduction of these capable 2-6-4 tank locomotives numbered in
the 80000 series. A total of 155 were built and large numbers of
them were scrapped at Barry - a consequence of the spread of suburban electrification.
80097 is flanked by
80098 and 80080.
above are 80080, 80079 and 80135.