GWR 9400

Posted: June 25, 2013 in Trains
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Built in 1947 the first 94XX class locos were the last steam locomotives built by GWR before nationalisation and were used for shunting duties. The class was so successful that a further 200 locomotives were built under BR colours from 1948 onwards. There useful life was short-lived as within 10 years most had been replaced on shunting duties by diesel powered locomotives.

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Two examples survive into preservation 9400 (pictured here) at STEAM Swindon and 9466 at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre. Only the latter is in running order.

9466 in action
This is a little bit of a factual anomoly as 9466 was one of the locomotives built under BR and so never actually carried GWR colours during its working life

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