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- A Momentous Occasion V5 (short)
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TRAINS

A Momentous Occasion V5 (short)

This footage is the first 10 minutes of an hour long program. If you wish to purchase a DVD of the program please contact me.

On 31st October 2009 BR standard class steam locomotive 9F 92214 was 50 years old. The owners celebrated the occasion by running a special service on the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley. The locomotive was used over the weekend and a speech was made to commemorate the occasion.

The title of the program "A Momentous Occasion" is taken from comments that were made by co-owners Phil Brown & Don McNab just before the first time that the locomotive was fired up in preservation in 2003. The comment became an in house joke and was subsequently used whenever the locomotive reached a milestone during the restoration process.

Using footage acquired over the weekend the first 10 minutes of the program starts with a mixture of a short history of the locomotive narrated by Don McNab mixed in with the birthday speech by Phil Brown. This part of the program includes some archive footage shot by the group members during the restoration process and includes the parts of original footage from which the program title originates. I included this footage as I wanted the audience to be aware of the joke during the final part of the birthday speech by Phil Brown.

After the celebrations scenes the program continues with footage of the locomotive traveling along the line at the Midland Railway Centre. The footage is a mixture of footplate footage and line side footage shot from several locations along the line. Over this footage Don McNab narrates a personal history of the locomotive from the time that he first became involved with the locomotives restoration to the final completion and the locomotive and the safety testing.

The British Railways Standard Class 9F 2-10-0 was the last and largest steam locomotive design built by British Railways.

92214 was built by British Railways at their Swindon workshops and delivered new to Banbury shed (84C) in 1959.

The locomotive was moved to Cardiff Canton shed (86A) in the four weeks ending 2nd Dec 1961 and to Bath Green Park shed (82F) in the four weeks ending 16th May 1964, to help out with summer excursion traffic on the Somerset and Dorset line.

The locomotive was moved again to Newport Ebbw Junction shed (86B) in the four weeks ending 22nd June 1964. It finished it's service at Severn Tunnel Junction shed (86E), where it was out of use by July 1965.

92214 was condemned on 9th August 1965 and remained in store at 86E shed until October 1965. It was then sold to Woodham's scrapyard in Barry (South Wales) and moved to Barry Docks in October 1965.




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