The East Lancashire Railway today formally welcomed the owner of the unique ex BR 9F 2-10-0 92134 to Bury by taking delivery of the newly restored chassis of the locomotive. Soon to follow will be the boiler which is currently undergoing overhaul at LNWR’s Crewe Works.
Agreement has been reached between the locomotive’s owner and the ELR for the restoration to be completed at the railway’s new Heavy Engineering Facility at Baron Street in Bury and with the intention that the loco will be based at the railway for the foreseeable future and operating trains on the line.
Andy Morris, the ELR’s General Manager commented “As the only remaining single chimney 9F in existence the return to service of this extremely capable and attractive engine will be a huge boost to the ELR’s steam loco fleet and provide further evidence of our developing capability in the steam loco engineering field. It will also help bolster the railways growing reputation as one of the premier heritage railways in the UK.”