GWR 9400

Posted: June 25, 2013 in Trains

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.


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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