Saturday, 26 March 2011

British Railways Class 9F - Pines Express, United Kingdom.

BR Class 9F is class of of steam locos designed for British Railways. This class was the last in a series of standard locomotives classes designed for British Railways in 1950's. The class earned the nickname of "Spaceships" due to its size and shape.

The "Pines Express" ran daily between Manchester and Bournemouth between 1910 - 1967. Pines Express made the first journey on 26th September 1927 under this given name. Prior to that the train ran unnamed. The name was given due to the Pine tress growing in the area of Chines of Bournemouth.

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