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New Black And White Steam Train Pictures

New Black and White Steam Train Pictures

Today has been one of those non-descript grey November days.

After getting todays orders sorted, I felt like today was a black and white day.

After going through my archives I found a number of pictures that I thought might work well with a black and white treatment.

I selected three pictures of BR Standard Class 9F steam loco 92214 at work on the Great Central Railway in Leicestershire.

The first picture shows steam gently engulfing the loco as it stands at the end of one of its runs.

Atmospheric black and white picture of Class 9F steam loco engulfed in steam
Atmospheric black and white picture of Class 9F steam loco engulfed in steam

Next a powerful head on image of the giant 9F steam loco.

Front view of BR Standard 9F steam loco 92214 approaching Rothley station on the Great Central Railway
Front view of BR Standard 9F steam loco 92214 approaching Rothley station on the Great Central Railway

Lastly I have a side view of the powerful locos running gear with a LMS Ivatt Class 2 gently steaming in the background.

Black and white picture of Class 9F 92214 with Class 2MT 46521 steaming in the background
Black and white picture of Class 9F 92214 with Class 2MT 46521 steaming in the background

The 9F locos were a powerful and successful class of steam locos. The Class 9F locos were the last of the British Railways Standard Designs. These powerful locos were designed for heavy, long distance, freight trains and were one of the most powerful steam locomotive types ever built for use in Britain.

Of the original 251 9F locos built by British railways, 9 have survived into preservation. Of these 9, several are operational at various preserved railways around the country.

If steam trains are your thing, you won’t need much encouragement to go and see one of these fine machines in operation. If you are a casual railway fan, then I do heartily recommend you take the opportunity to see one of these enormous relics from the age of when Britain was good at making things.

While you are there, consider chucking a handful of change in any collection buckets, as these mighty machines cost a fortune to keep in working condition.

Thanks for reading my post, these pictures are available to buy from the GDMK Images online shop. Please feel free to leave your comments below

Cheers for now

Gary

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