92219

92219 at the Wensleydale Railway - November 2017.jpg

92219 was built at Swindon in January 1960 and spent all of its working life under BR ownership based at Cardiff. It moved from Cardiff Canton to Cardiff East Dock a month before the former depot closed.

Motive power depot allocations.

Date ArrivedDepot
January 1960Cardiff Canton
August 1962Cardiff East Dock

It was withdrawn from service in August 1965 and sold as scrap to Woodham Brothers. It arrived at the scrapyard in Barry in October 1965 and remained there until May 1985.

Despite being the second youngest member of the class (the youngest being 92220 Evening Star) it was in a poor state when it was taken from Barry to the Peak Railway Society at Buxton where it was cosmetically restored.

After being at Buxton for many years the locomotive moved to the Midland Railway Centre where it was stored for another prolonged period.

Around 2012 92219 was moved to the Stainmore Railway Company at Kirkby Stephen East Heritage Centre where it is planned to eventually restore the locomotive although little has been done to date.

Following a disagreement between the owners and Stainmore Railway Company 92219 moved with some other rolling stock to the Wensleydale Railway in April 2014.

In December 2020 the locomotive was moved to a private site at Tebay. This follows the Wensleydale Railway giving the owner six months notice to remove 92219 and his diesel locomotives based on the railway.

In December 2020 it was reported that the plan was to lift the boiler in six to nine months time so that work could start in earnest on the bottom end. The boiler will go to Locomotive Maintenance Services at Loughborough – initially for storage and ultimately for overhaul.   

Home BaseCurrent StatusOwner
Still in scrapyard conditionGraham and Phil Harris
92219 at Peak Rail - July 1989 .jpg
92219 at Peak Rail – July 1989
92219 at the Midland Railway Centre at Swanwick – July 1999
92219 in Woodham’s scrapyard at Barry in front of 35022 Holland america Line – c2009
92219 – July 2010
92219 at Kirkby Stephen East - June 2013.jpg
92219 at Kirkby Stephen East – June 2013
92219 at the Wensleydale Railway - November 2017.jpg
92219 at the Wensleydale Railway – November 2017
92219 heading west on the A66 on its move to Tebay – December 2020
92219 at Tebay – January 2021

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