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BR/GWR Hawkesworth 0-6-0 Class 9400 PT No. 9466 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966

BR/GWR Hawkesworth 0-6-0 Class 9400 PT No. 9466 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

BR/GWR Hawkesworth 0-6-0 Class 9400 pannier tank No. 9466, built by Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn Ltd, Darlington in February 1952 at Woodham Brothers scrapyard, Barry, Wales on 18th August 1966. It was withdrawn from 88A Cardiff Cathays shed in July 1964.

The first ten class 9400s were the last steam engines built by the GWR. After nationalisation in 1948, another 200 were built by private contractors for British Railways (BR). Most had very short working lives as the duties for which they were designed disappeared through changes in working practices or were taken over by diesel locomotives. Two locomotives survived into preservation, one 9400 is at the Swindon Steam Railway Museum.

9466 is based at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre but does visit other railways from time to time. The locomotive is operational and mainline certificated and is currently undergoing overhaul.

A schoolboy trainspotter wearing his school uniform of peaked school cap, shirt, tie, pullover, short trousers and knee socks, poses for a photo by the loco. By 1966, school caps and shorts were no longer worn by the vast majority of boys, only public and grammar schools hanging on to them.

Date Photo Taken 18/08/1966
Date Uploaded 22/06/2014
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Steam Loco Information for BR/GWR Hawkesworth 0-6-0 Class 9400 PT No. 9466 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image

Steam Loco Class Information for BR/GWR Hawkesworth 0-6-0 Class 9400 PT No. 9466 at Woodham Brothers Scrapyard 1966 - Low Resolution Image



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Stephen Town said on the 01/04/2017:
Another picture of a smartly dressed boy. I wish I'd visited Woodham's back in the day.

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