Month: June 2022

78022 BR Standard Class 2MT
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78022 BR Standard Class 2MT

A second engine for the Standard 4 Locomotive Society With restoration well in hand on 75078, the Standard 4 Locomotive Society turned its attentions to purchasing a second locomotive and in 1975 the Society purchased the smaller, but versatile, Standard Class 2 78022, although it would be another 18 years before restoration was completed. 13…

41241 LMS Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T
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41241 LMS Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T

Star of the opening day, June 1968 Purchased by two pioneering members of the KWVR directly from British Railways 41241, it arrived on the Worth Valley where it was painted maroon and, along with USA Tank No. 30072, double-headed the railways “Re-opening Special”  On Sunday, 29th June 2018, resplendent in the stunning Crimson Lake livery…

75078 BR Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0
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75078 BR Standard Class 4MT 4-6-0

From Barry to Keighley, our second engine to be rescued from the scrap man Rescued by the Standard Four Locomotive Society, the 21st departure from Barry, 75078 arrived on the KWVR in June 1972. The restoration was completed in 1977 and operates today after successive overhauls, the last completed in October 2022. History of 75078…

1054 LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’
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1054 LNWR 0-6-2T ‘Coal Tank’

A real survivor, saved by WW2 Without the outbreak of war 1054 (then LMS no. 7799) would have been visiting the breakers as it was withdrawn from service on the day before war was declared. With a need for motive power, 7799 was restored to service and lasted for another 19 years. When eventually withdrawn,…

45212 LMS Class 5MT ‘Black 5’ 4-6-0
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45212 LMS Class 5MT ‘Black 5’ 4-6-0

An engine from the last days of steam on BR Running from Preston to Blackpool, 45212 has the distinction of heading the final steam-hauled revenue-earning service for British Railways on 4th August 1968 before entering preservation directly from British Railways. From everyday workhorse to mainline celebrity 45212 is from a class of locomotive that lasted…

Oakworth Tea-Hut
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Oakworth Tea-Hut

You may have noticed that there has been a hustle and bustle in Oakworth Goods Yard again after all these years, with a new Midland Railway-type hut appearing at the far side of the yard.

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