Our youngest steam locomotive is now an OAP

Evening Star, the youngest steam locomotive in the National Collection turned 60, earlier this year. Assuming Evening Star is a she, then at 60 years old on 18 March 2020 she became an Old Age Pensioner. It’s difficult to keep track of retirement ages now that a sliding scale has been introduced to align when you get your pension, but we won’t let the facts get in the way of a good story! Officially, a woman born in March 1960 will need to be 66 before they can draw their pension (www.yourpension.gov.uk/pension-calculator).

The plaque below the nameplate records the naming ceremony:-

No. 92220 built at Swindon March 1960