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David Shepherd sells Black Prince

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BR Standard 9F class 92203 Black PrinceSince 1967 when it was purchased from British Railway for £3,000, Standard 9F class 92203 has been owned by wildlife artist David Sheppard.  Since then 92203 was named Black Prince and it has become quite a celebrity and even a record holder.  In September 1982, 92203 hauled the heaviest train ever by a steam locomotive in Britain, starting an incredible 2,178 ton train at a Foster Yeoman quarry in Somerset.

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