Stars of the Mid-Hants Spring Steam Gala 2014 Part 7 – British Railways Standard Class 9F – 92212

During the Saturday of the Watercress Line Spring Steam Gala 2014, this magnificent locomotive spent the day at Ropley.  It was (as Simon described it) playing the role of the Thunderbird – the rescue locomotive.  It was good to see this big powerful locomotive again, after it’s long stay at the Bluebell Railway.

92220 Evening Star

It’s funny how certain moments in your life stand out and become memorable.  Over the years I’ve had the privilege of seeing many steam locomotives, but one in particular is seeing 92220 Evening Star in steam on the North York Moors Railway.  At the time I was very young and Evening Star seemed to be…