Steam locomotive, entitled Evening Star

Made:
1960 in Swindon Works
railway company:
British Railways
designer:
R A Riddles

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BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
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BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No 92220 "Evening Star" - 1985.
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BR 2-10-0 9F Class No 92220 "Evening Star" - 1978
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star' - 2002.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No 92220 "Evening Star" - 1984
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No 92220 "Evening Star' - April 1986
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No 92220 'Evening Star' - March 1985
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No 92220 'Evening Star' - June 1985
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No 92220 'Evening Star' - June 1985
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No 92220 'Evening Star' - March 1985
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No 92220 'Evening Star' - April 1986.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No 92220 'Evening Star' - 1984
Science Museum Group Collection
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BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star' - 2011.
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BR 2-10-0 9F Class No 92220 "Evening Star" built 1960.
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No 92220 "Evening Star" built 1960.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No 92220 "Evening Star" built 1960.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BR 2-10-0 9F Class No. 92220 'Evening Star'.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

National Railway Museum on tour, Swindon, April 1990
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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.

Historically significant as the 999th British Rail (BR) Standard, and indeed the last steam locomotive to be built by BR, Evening Star was scheduled for preservation from the moment it was built in 1960.

Evening Star was the only locomotive to be named in BR days and 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

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Category:
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
Object Number:
1975-7024
Materials:
asbestos
type:
steam locomotive
taxonomy:
  • vehicles and vehicle components
  • vehicle
  • locomotive
credit:
British Rail, Clapham
status:
Permanent collection

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