|Welcome to the web site of the Battle of Britain Locomotive
Society. The Society owns and operates ex-British Railways Bulleid 'Battle
of Britain' class pacific locomotive Nº34081 92 SQUADRON, named
after the famous Spitfire squadron based at Biggin Hill during the Battle of
Britain in 1940. Entering service from Brighton works in September 1948, her
all-too-brief mainline career ended when she was withdrawn from Eastleigh shed
in August 1964 and subsequently sold to Dai Woodhams scrap yard at Barry Island
in South Wales.
Purchased from there by the then-named Battle of Britain Locomotive
Preservation Society in autumn 1973, she arrived at Wansford on the Nene Valley
Railway near Peterborough on 7th December 1976 where restoration commenced. In
1998, some 22 years later she moved under her own power at the NVR for the
first time since 1964 and became a regular performer on various Heritage
Railways until being withdrawn for overhaul at the North Nofolk Railway in May
2008. 34081 returned to service on the NVR on 25th February 2017.
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47 Gonville Crescent, Stevenage SG2 9LY
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