Locomotives you might see on a visit to the Railway
Morning Star (BR Class 9F)
Number 91000 Morning Star is a British Railways Class 9F heavy freight locomotive that was never actually built for the mainline. The Class 9Fs were the last of the 12 standard designs created by British Railways after nationalisation in 1948. Some of the top team of designers wanted to build the 9Fs as a 2-8-2 in order to maximise the commonality with, especially, the Britannia class pacifics which would have shared a common boiler and many other features. However, the decision was taken to make the 9F a 2-10-0, with Number 92220 Evening Star being the most famous member of this large class. The model Morning Star took 6 years to build and provides a glimpse of what might perhaps have been an equally successful class of locomotives.