THE Severn Valley Railway has repainted Class 09 No. 09107 (built Horwich 1961) in BR blue, as seen at Kidderminster on April 16.
It is posed with an early Class 08 – No. D3022 (built Derby 1953) in BR green.
The ‘09’ is not an original, having been converted from Class 08 No. 08845 by RFS Industries in 1993. The main difference is not visible when static, as it is in the gearing.
The Class 08 has a maximum speed of 15mph, while the ‘09’ can reach 27mph, making it better for working passenger trains, but some power is sacrificed for speed.
Picture: STEVE WIDDOWSON
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