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B.R Std 9F's

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  1. neildimmer

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    British Railways Standard Class 9F steam locomotives Nos 92020-9 were experimentally built with Franco-Crosti boilers, thus forming a subclass. All ten were built in 1955 at Crewe Works.
    The Franco-Crosti boiler took the form of a single cylindrical water drum running along the underside of the main boiler barrel; the standard chimney at the front was only used during lighting-up, in normal working the gases went through firetubes inside the preheater drum that led to a second smokebox situated beneath the boiler from which there emerged a chimney on the right-hand side (fireman's), just forward of the firebox.
    In the event, the experiment did not deliver the hoped-for benefits, and efficiency was not increased sufficiently to justify the cost and complexity. Moreover, conditions were unpleasant on the footplate in a cross-wind, this in spite the later provision of a small deflector plate forward of the chimney. These problems led to the subsequent sealing off of the preheater drum, over the period 1959-1961, and the locomotives were then worked conventionally. As a result of this, there was a reduced ability to generate steam, and so their power classification was reduced from 9F to 8F
    All were fitted with the BR1B-type 4,275 imperial gallons (19,430 l) tender.
    I have added 20 new photos of the Crosti boilered locos and also the rebuilt locos
    Including this close up photo of
    92026 side exhaust
    https://tinyurl.com/y2udas6b
    92020 side view as built
    https://tinyurl.com/yxfv3qeb
    92020 with the Crosti exhaust removed
    https://tinyurl.com/y4etj3wv
    Full collection of new photos starts here
    https://tinyurl.com/y2y387gv


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    I have added a lot of new photos of the 1st batch of 9F’s built in 1954
    Including this photo taken a day before handing over to B.R. service
    92012 brand new at Crewe works 30th May 1954 (released to traffic 31st May 1954)
    https://tinyurl.com/y3ft8gr2
    Full collection of new photos starts here with
    92000 & 92007 at Ebbw Jct shed 15th June 1958
    https://tinyurl.com/y5cmst4x


    Neil
     
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    Photo's 17/66 & 35/66 - '92028 (still working in as built Crosti mode)' - are passing Finedon Road 'box.
     
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    I have added new photos to the collection of B.R. Std 9F’s
    This collection features 92042-92069 built 1955
    Including this photo of
    92047 and others outside Crewe works paint shop 13th October 1963
    https://tinyurl.com/yhq8amnd
    Full collection of new photos starts here with
    92042 Grantham 29th July 1963
    https://tinyurl.com/djumkvfi

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    47/51 = Kettering shed
    48/51 = Kettering shed
     
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    47/51 Defiantly not Kettering shed ,there were no terraced houses visible from there.53 not Wellingboro'. Wellingboro' had a one off coal stage ,not concrete.
     
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    36 ,Excellent photo of 92028,taken from Platform 2 (now 1) at Kettering leaning on the railings. Photo attached of 92026 taken about 200 yards from the photo in question.03/05/1956.
     

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    I think 47/66 is at Crewe works ,could be new. Compare my photo of square bunkered Garratt in for scrapping on 16/09/1956
     

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    I have added new photos to the collection of B.R. Std 9F’s
    This collection features 92070-92086 built 1956 at Crewe
    This collection includes 92079 which was the dedicated Lickey banker complete with large spotlight from ‘Big Bertha’
    Quite a few photos of 92079 but none on Lickey all photos on Swindon works or sheds
    92079 unknown location
    https://tinyurl.com/1jzghmrx
    Full collection starts here
    92070
    https://tinyurl.com/654jcr2x

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    2/33 92070 Great Rocks SB? shown as 163m02ch, so seems correct with limestone walls.
    21 & 22/33 92080 Lancaster Castle ( Electrification masts for Morecambe line in background.)

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    I have added new photos to the collection of B.R. Std 9F’s
    This collection features 92087-92092 built 1956 at Swindon
    Including photo of Brand new 9F at Swindon works photo taken on the date of my birth
    92090 brand new at Swindon works 24th November 1956 released to traffic 30th November 1956
    https://tinyurl.com/3vk5erqy
    and gone for scrap just 11 years later
    92090 Cohens scrapyard Cransley 17th December 1967
    https://tinyurl.com/1quu6vrc
    Full collection starts here with
    92087 at March shed
    https://tinyurl.com/tv1qeqyy

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    10/12 = Rabbits Bridge text Loughborough and Leicester on up Windcutter service.
     
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    I have added new photos to the collection of B.R. Std 9F’s
    This collection features 92093-92096 built 1957 at Swindon
    Including this photo of
    92095 with GWR tender Swindon works
    https://tinyurl.com/4l3yqnyz
    Full collection starts here with
    92093 at Bamber Bridge
    https://tinyurl.com/1hqyonds

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    9/26 Birkenhead (Mollington St)
     
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    I have added new photos to the collection of B.R. Std 9F’s
    This collection features 92119-92162 built 1957 at Crewe
    Included is this photo taken at my local station in the 1960’s
    I remember seeing these Stanlow workings at Paddock and Milnsbridge in the mid 1960’s (sadly no camera)
    92128 at Huddersfield taking water while working the Stanlow oil tanks service
    https://tinyurl.com/54xztwm8
    Railtour duty
    92155 Mansfield Town Warwickshire Railway Society Rail Tours South Yorks. and Notts. Tour 8th May 1965
    https://tinyurl.com/yx5d75wk
    https://tinyurl.com/kfk6s4w
    Full collection of over 25 new photos
    Starts here with
    92122 Northampton shed c1959
    https://tinyurl.com/mkmm9s62

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