British Railways 2-6-4T No. 80072
Llangollen, Denbighshire, UK
Location: Llangollen Railway
Status: Overhaul
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Posted: Jul 2, 2019 @ 05:07:29 by Russell Newman
Having hauled its final trains at the Llangollen Railway over the weekend of June 29th and 30th BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T No. 80072 has now been withdrawn from service for its 10 year overhaul.
Posted: Feb 1, 2019 @ 13:02:37 by Russell Newman
It seems that the boiler ticket on BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T No. 80072 has been extended as the locomotive will remain in service till the end of June 2019.
Posted: Jan 5, 2019 @ 12:01:57 by Russell Newman
BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T No. 80072 has been withdrawn from service for its 10 year overhaul having worked its last trains at the Llangollen Railway on New Years day.
Posted: Sep 25, 2018 @ 12:09:06 by Russell Newman
BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T No. 80072 has been hired in to visit the West Somerset Railway for their Autumn Steam Gala from the 27th to 30th of September 2018. Taking the place of No. 80104 which was unavailable for the Gala.
Posted: Jul 3, 2018 @ 13:07:47 by Russell Newman
The BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T No. 80072 has been a Television Star in the four part Channel 4 show "Great Rail Restorations". Where four vintage carriages spanning the railway ages from the 1860s to 1960 which are a four-wheeled coach from the Isle of Wight, the London South West Royal saloon for Queen Victoria from the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway and a Great Northern Saloon based at Llangollen and the Pullman coach Eagle from Tyseley Locomotive Works. Which have been restored to form a Time Train that No. 80072 hauls in the in the final episode being driven by presenter Peter Snow which was filmed at the Llangollen Railway.
Posted: Apr 5, 2018 @ 12:04:03 by Russell Newman
No. 80072 has been hired as a replacement to the North Norfolk Railway for there Spring Steam Gala from the 20th to 22nd of April as sister BR Standard 4MT Tank No. 80104 from the Swanage Railway is now unenviable to visit for the event sadly.
Posted: Nov 17, 2017 @ 09:11:21 by Russell Newman
No. 80072 is to visit the Severn Valley Railway for the Christmas season as extra motive power for there Santa Specials which are set to be the busiest this year.
Posted: Jun 19, 2011 @ 11:06:00 by Styeve Frost
I have replaced the scrapyard photo with a recent (May 2011) picture at Pickering. The loco shows the number 80116, which was a loco that ran in the Whitby area and is long scrapped. This was for a gala celebrating 175 years of the Whitby and Pickering Railway. The scrapyard photo has moved to the album.
Posted: Sep 3, 2009 @ 10:09:59 by Steve Frost
44 years after it was withdrawn from Bitish Railways service, 80072 has steamed again, and looks a lot better than in the photo Phil Horton took when it was a hulk in Barry scrapyard.
Posted: May 16, 2008 @ 13:05:19 by Phil Horton
Ex British Railways No. 80072 at Barry Scrapyard, Glamorgan on 13 April 1985.
Posted: Sep 27, 2007 @ 16:09:21 by Steve Frost
80072 is a BR 'Standard' development of the LMS Stanier 2 cylinder 2-6-4T. These class 4 tank locos were popular for suburban work and use on empty stock working at major termini.