The official naming of 34092 on 25 November 1949. The ‘Wells’ nameplate is shown being unveiled by the Mayor Alderman E de M Kippax with the Bishop of Bath and Wells the Right Reverend W. Bradfield.
Privately preserved former British Railways Bullied 7P5FA 4-6-2 ‘West Country’ class locomotive number 34092 “City of Wells” of Stewarts Lane MPD passes Blea Moor signal box on the Down Main line with a Steam Locomotive Operators Association ‘Cumbrian Mountain Pullman’ charter which it worked between Hellifield and Carlisle. 30 March 1980
A very recent photo of 34092 CITY OF WELLS taken by Dr John Sagar. The original owners have now sold the loco to the East Lancashire Railway although they are of course keeping a close interest in it. John reports that it is in very frequent use on the ELR and also spent a few days back at the North Yorkshire Moors in March.
The only problem has been with a wheel bearing on the tender and because of this 34092 is currently running with a tender borrowed from 34067 TANGMERE (currently being overhauled). This is interesting as it is actually an ex-Merchant Navy tender – spot the differences in the photo.
City of Wells 34092
City of Wells Painting was commissioned in 2008 to mark the 40th Anniversary of The Wells Railway Fraternity and painted by the late artist David Fisher
Name City of Wells
Class WC Gauge 4ft 8.5in
Wheel Arrangement 4-6-2
Builder Brighton Works
Built In 1949
Date Preserved 1971
Last Overhauled In 1979
Current Location Keighley & Worth Valley Railway