Great Central Railway 9N No.373 by Terrier82Boxhill

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About Great Central Railway 9N No.373 by Terrier82Boxhill

One of John G. Robinson's finest designs, the 9N was first built in 1911 for the Great Central Railway, although many more examples were built by the LNER, classified as A5s. They gained the nickname of "Jubilee Tanks" as they first appeared in the year of King George V's coronation. They worked the London Marylebone suburban services for 30 years, until the LNER began to replace them. The 9Ns travelled as far as Darlington and Whitby to fulfil new duties, but in the end they were all unfortunately withdrawn and scrapped by 1961.

Although none survived, the 9N is still a fondly remembered design; they were popular with their crews and it is said that one may have reached 80MPH on testing (this still remains unvalidated however).

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