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BR Class 4MT 2-6-4T tank engine

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Standard tank engine 80072 (at Grosmont on the NYMR) was built at Brighton Works in 1952 to a design by R. A. Riddles. 80072 worked on the Southern Region on Bournemouth to Brighton and Plymouth to Brighton services. Later 80072, with others of her class, were sent to Tilbury on the Eastern Region. Here 80072 only worked as a passenger engine, working heavy commuter trains in and out of London's Fenchurch Station. This was followed by work on the Western Region of British Railways based from Swansea East Dock locomotive depot. Lastly, before being rescued from the scrapyard, 80072 worked out of Shrewsbury, Carmarthen and Leamington Spa.

Technical detail specifications of locomotive 80072: Boiler pressure of 80072: 225 lbf/sq.in. superheated, Weight of 80072: 86.7 tons, Wheel diameter of 80072: 3' 0'', 5' 8", 3' 0", Valve gear of 80072: Walschaerts piston valves, Cylinders (diameter x stroke) of 80072: 18" x 28" (O), Tractive effort of 80072: 25520 lbf., BR Power classification of 80072: Class 4Mt, Route availability RA 4

 

NYMR Spring Steam Gala 2012: 80072 in a cloud of steam, leaving with a passenger train from Grosmont to Pickering.

 

NYMR Spring Steam Gala 2012: 80072 waiting to depart from Goathland Station

 

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80072 heading south through Newtondale

 

NYMR Spring Steam Gala 2012: 80072 as above leaving Goathland with a train for Pickering

 

NYMR 175th

Double-header of the 'real' 80072 leading 76079 passing Grosmont sidings with a train for Pickering.

 

80072 BR standard 2-6-4T engine 'disguised' and masquerading as 80135. Some of this class of tank engines, namely 80116-80120, were based at Whitby shed in the 1950s.

 

Three shots of 80072 (numbered as 80116) leading 45428 ERIC TRACEY with a double headed Grosmont Pickering train at Green End.

 

(really 80072) '80116' passing Moorgates with a Grosmont-Pickering train.

 

 

80116 (aka 80072) at Pickering Station with its new station roof, as it would have been in the 1950s.

 

NYMR Spring Steam Gala 2012: 92214 enters Goathland Station with a train from Pickering, 80072 waits to depart - a reminder of the single track railway system in operation on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.


BR standard class 4MT 2-6-4T 80072 masquerading as 80007 (NYMR Scottish Branch Line Gala, May 2016)

80072/80007 entering Grosmont station with a passenger train of LNER teak carriages from Pickering

 

80072 as 80007 turning round in Grosmont station

 

80072/80007 at Grosmont station with a demonstration goods train to Goathland

 

 


80072 tank engine in 'Black and White'

 

See also

BR 80002 Locomotive BR Standard 2-6-4T Class 4MT tank engine

BR 80080 Locomotive BR Standard 2-6-4T Class 4MT tank engine

BR 80098 Locomotive BR Standard 2-6-4T Class 4MT tank engine

BR 80105 Locomotive BR Standard 2-6-4T Class 4MT tank engine

BR 80135 Locomotive BR Standard 2-6-4T Class 4MT tank engine

BR 80136 Locomotive BR Standard 2-6-4T Class 4MT tank engine

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What 80072 would have looked like in the last days of British Railways in the late 1960s, grubby and run-down!

 

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