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92134 was built at Crewe in May 1957 and is the only surviving single chimney member of the class.

Motive power depot allocations.

Date ArrivedDepot
May 1957Saltley
December 1957Wellingborough
February 1964Leicester Midland
April 1965Birkenhead

From Saltley the locomotive was employed on working heavy freight trains to Gloucester, Nuneaton and Derby. It also hauled the Water Orton to Glasgow class C freight which it worked as far as Carlisle via Sheffield and Skipton.

At Wellingborough it was used on the Toton to Brent coal trains as well as the weekday services to Rotherwood near Sheffield.

Whilst at Leicester Midland it was overhauled at Eastleigh Works in September 1964.

It was withdrawn from service in December 1966 and sold to Woodham Brothers for scrap. It arrived in the scrapyard in June 1967 and remained there until December 1980. By the time it left Barry it was the only remaining single chimney member of the class.

In June 1980 the locomotive was purchased for £9,000 plus VAT by the Standard Nine Locomotive Company and later moved to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

In February 1984 it was taken to Shipyard Services Ltd’s workshops at Brightlingsea in Essex for a contract overhaul but little progress was made.

In 1999 it was bought by the Churnet Valley Railway director (Howard Self and his wife).

Restoration of the locomotive started at Crewe but in February 2016 the chassis was moved to Bury on the East Lancs Railway where it was planned to complete its restoration. The boiler followed shortly afterwards once it had been overhauled at LNWR’s Crewe Works.

Agreement has been reached between the owner of 92134 (Howard Self) and the East Lancs Railway that when it returns to steam 92134 will be based on the East Lancs Railway.

By early 2017 the bottom half of the locomotive had been restored and its boiler was nearing completion at Crewe. It had been expected to steam again on the East Lancs Railway towards the end of 2017. The plan was to use the tender from Standard class 5 73129 which is owned by the Midland Railway Trust who have agreed to loaning the tender.

A running agreement was under negotiation with the railway ahead of a possible steaming later in 2017. The steam tests were undertaken successfully in November 2017.

The boiler was returned from LNWR Crewe to the East Lancs Railwayin December 2017 and placed back on its frames. It is not expected to steam in 2018 as the priority is to have 80097 operational.

In April 2018 the locomotive was moved to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway when it became clear that work would not start on it at the East Lancs Railway until 2019 and hence the earliest that it would steam again would be mid 2020.

As the boiler for the locomotive had already passed its steam test the boiler certificate is valid. The owner therefore was keen that it was operational as soon as possible and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway were able to take on the task sooner than other organisations.

Under the agreement between the owners and the NYMR the overhaul will be completed at Grosmont  with the aim of having the locomotive available for service by the early part of the 2019 season. The locomotive will then stay on the NYMR for a minimum of five years.

Arrangements for the use of a suitable tender for the locomotive are still being considered pending the construction of a new tender. Its original BR1C tender was sold separately from Barry and has been heavily modified and is now used by 71000 Duke of Gloucester.

In February 2019 it was reported that the overhaul was on the final straight at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. This was confirmed in the following month when the boiler was returned to the frames at Grosmont following the fitting of a new ashpan.

A loan of the tender from 73050 was arranged in early 2019.

In May 2019 it was predicted that the locomotive would be fully restored by July 2019.

In September 2019 it was reported that a fire had been lit in the firebox of the locomotive for the first time for 53 years. The locomotive undertook running in trials before entering service later that month.

Home BaseCurrent StatusOwner
North Yorkshire Moors RailwayOperationalHeather and Howard Self
92134 in Woodhams scrapyard at Barry in front of 42765 and 46428 – August 1967
92134 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry – c1979
92134 at New Bridge, Pickering on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway after recently arriving from the Barry scrapyard – May 1981
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92134 at Grosmont on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – October 1982
92134 at Crewe Works Open Day – May 2003
92134 at Grosmont on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – September 2019
92134 at Loughborough on the Great Central Railway – October 2021

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