Are you able to whittle down our amazing steam locomotive classes into just ten favourites? Mine: LNER A3 -- I know, I know, it's stereotypical, but Flying Scotsman was my introduction to the railways through a VHS about her trip to Australia. I think they're the most dynamic-looking unstreamlined locomotives ever built. LMS Jubilee -- along with Scotsman and 40135, Leander is my favourite locomotive, so much so that she was my eighteenth birthday cake! When I was depressed back in 2009, a friend of mine on the footplate crew at the GCR invited me aboard No. 5690 for a footplate ride, and I almost well up just thinking of both his kindness and the experience of it. LNER A4 -- I don't need to explain this one, do I? Okay, maybe a little bit: my late grandparents introduced me to 4468 at the NRM when I was very small, and 60007 is the first locomotive I ever remember traveling behind. Plus, just look at them. GWR 28xx/38xx -- my favourite freight design, 3802 seriously impressed me when I rode behind her on the Lancs back in 2008. She was visiting with Kinlet Hall, which I also adore -- but I know which I prefer... Similarly, I always found 2818 at the NRM remarkably interesting. LMS Black 5 -- no list would be complete without the Black 5. Real go-anywhere, do-anything machines. GWR Castle -- my choice for best-looking -- and maybe best-sounding -- British steam locomotive. Wow. LMS 8F -- the third all-freight design on my list (with the LNER O4 and the SR S15 just missing out on the cut), the LMS 8F is a classic. SR West Country -- I love all of Bulleid's Pacific designs, especially when uncloaked, but, being a Norverner, the only one I've encountered other than BoB Tangmere, is Braunton. So the WC takes tenth place. GWR 57xx -- I had to put a Pannier in here somewhere, and since 7752 was the first one I encountered, the 57xx class takes this spot... BR 9F -- 92220 was obviously a childhood favourite, but 92214 is also the last locomotive I rode behind with my grandparents before they passed away. This, for me, is the epitome of BR Standard design. Maybe not the most attractive -- that would be the Standard 4 Tank! -- but the real pinnacle, perhaps even of British steam design in general.