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B.R. Standard Tank engines

Discussion in 'Photography' started by neildimmer, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. neildimmer

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    I have added a lot of new photos to the collection of
    B.R. Std 3 2-6-2T Tank engine 82000-82044
    Pt 1 82000-82019 built 1952 at Swindon
    Including this photo of
    82000, 82031, 82034 & 82003 withdrawn at Patricroft shed 8th April 1967
    https://tinyurl.com/y6shf8wq
    Full collection of over 60 photos starts here
    With
    82000 alongside Black 5 45091 at Patricroft shed
    https://tinyurl.com/yyx8r3m7

    Neil
     
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    Hi Neil,

    A few locations to add
    33/63 82010 Exeter Central ( Passing "B" box at the country end)
    34/63 82011 Exmouth
    40/63 82015 & 41307 Entering Southampton Tunnel
    41/63 82015 Eastleigh Depot
    42/63 82015 Clapham Yard
    43/63 82015 Eastleigh Depot Duplicate of 41/63
    44/63 82016 West London Jn (Windsor Lines) Battersea. Flats in the background are still there.
    46/63 82016 Clapham Yard ( Arriving on 48 or 49 Road.)
    49/63 82017 Waterloo
    55/63 82019 Waterloo (County Hall visible in the background)
    59/63 82019 Waterloo ( SB behind loco, flats in background are still there but partly idden by Eurostar terminal.)
    63/63 82019 Waterloo (Duplicate of 59/63)

    Cheers, Neil
     
  3. torgormaig

    torgormaig Part of the furniture Friend

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    And a bit more Neil

    20/63 82004 Bristol Temple Meads
    29/63 shows 82018, NOT 82010
    45/63 82016 is NOT Bath Green Park (there were no green fields in the vacinity)

    Hope this is of interest

    Peter
     
  4. neildimmer

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    Thanks Neil, captions updated

    Neil
     
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    Thanks Peter, captions updated

    Neil
     
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    I have a new collection of photos of B.R. Std 3 2-6-2T Tank engine 82000-82044
    This collection features 82020-82031 built 1954 at Swindon
    Including this colour photo by Tony Gillett (with permission)
    82023 at Waterloo station 10/9/63
    https://tinyurl.com/y2bg6ofq
    Full collection starts here
    https://tinyurl.com/yysejxhl


    Neil.
     
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    I have a new collection of photos of B.R. Std 3 2-6-2T Tank engine 82000-82044
    This collection features the last batch 82032-82044 built in 1955 at Swindon
    Including this photo on the sea wall at Dawlish
    82034 at Dawlish

    https://tinyurl.com/1urmy7fi
    Full collection starts here with
    82032 unknown location
    https://tinyurl.com/cdqmy875

    Neil.
     
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    9/30 = Nine Elms
     
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    6/22 82035 Bude
    21/22 82044 Exeter Central

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  10. neildimmer

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    The British Railways standard class 2 2-6-2T

    The class was designed at Derby Works and introduced in 1953. The design derived from the LMS Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2T which BR had built after nationalisation. Modifications were made to the Ivatt design including a reduced cab to reduce the loading gauge and some standard fittings. BR classified them 2MT, emphasising a mixed-traffic role.

    As most services which required 2MT 2-6-2Ts were already served by the 130 Ivatt engines, B.R. only ordered 30 engines, which eliminated pre-grouping steam locomotives as much as possible on local services.

    The first 20 engines were outshopped at Crewe Works, and intended for use on ex-London Midland and Scottish Railway routes, then known as the London Midland Region. The second batch, this time built at Darlington Works, and were also the final steam locomotives built at Darlington were numbered 84020–84029, and intended for Southern Region lines.

    The LMR locomotives were used on push-pull routes, and were often allocated alongside the Ivatt 2MT 2-6-2T engines with which they shared most of their origins. Numbers 84021–84029, the Southern Region locomotives were all allocated to the Eastern Section depot at Ashford for use on the lines over Romney Marsh and local trains on the Margate via Canterbury West route. Most were transferred away to the North Eastern Region in the early 1960s following electrification, but several locomotives (including some of the LMR allocation) were re-allocated to Eastleigh in 1965 for possible use on the Isle of Wight replacing life expired ex-London and South Western railway O2 0-4-4T engines, which dated from the turn of the century. However, this did not cover coaching stock replacement, and thus the locomotives were scrapped

    This 1st collection features 84000-84019 built at Crewe in 1953
    There are a few photos by Tony Gillett & Bill Wright which I have permission to show
    Rail tour duty for one loco
    84006 at Kegworth with the RCTS East Midlands Branch rail tour 24th September 1955

    https://tinyurl.com/1snck3ox
    Full collection starts here
    https://tinyurl.com/2qe8rbqk

    Neil.

    https://tinyurl.com/1snck3ox
     
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    B.R. Std 2 2-6-2T Tank engine 84020-84029 built 1957 at Darlington
    This second batch, this time built at Darlington Works, and were also the final steam locomotives built at Darlington were numbered 84020–84029, and intended for Southern Region lines. Numbers 84021–84029, the Southern Region locomotives were all allocated to the Eastern Section depot at Ashford for use on the lines over Romney Marsh and local trains on the Margate via Canterbury West route. Most were transferred away to the North Eastern Region in the early 1960s following electrification, but several locomotives (including some of the LMR allocation) were re-allocated to Eastleigh in 1965 for possible use on the Isle of Wight replacing life expired ex-London and South Western railway O2 0-4-4T engines, which dated from the turn of the century. However, this did not cover coaching stock replacement, and thus the locomotives were scrapped

    Including this photo at Crewe works
    84024 works shunter Crewe (note class 52 Diesel Hydraulic in background) 15th August 1962

    https://tinyurl.com/1am27uwc
    Full collection starts here wit
    84021 April 1960 between Ashford and Maidstone East...prior to electrification
    https://tinyurl.com/1xcae2rc

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    The British Railways Standard Class 4 tank is a class of steam locomotive, one of the BR standard classes built during the 1950s. They were used primarily on commuter and outer suburban services.
    On the nationalisation of British Railways (BR) in 1948, the London Midland Region had a number of ex-London, Midland and Scottish Railway 2-6-4T and the Western Region a number of GWR Large Prairie 2-6-2T types. These tank engines were particularly suited to commuter and secondary services. However, particularly in Scotland and the Southern Region, the situation was not so good, with large numbers of pre-grouping types struggling on.
    On the decision to build the BR standard series of locomotives, a series of class four tank engines was ordered, based on the ex-LMS Fairburn 2-6-4T with some modifications. The lineage of the class could therefore be tracked through the LMS/BR Class 4 2-6-4T locomotives back to the Fowler design of 1927.
    Design work was done at Brighton, the overall programme being overseen by R.A. Riddles. The principal modifications to the Fairburn design involved the reduction of their envelope to enable them to fit into the L1 loading gauge. To do this, the tanks and cab were made more curved than the Fairburn design, the Fairburn having a straight-sided tank. The biggest mechanical change was a reduction in cylinder size, also to reduce cross-section, and a corresponding increase in boiler pressure to compensate. Other visible changes included the re-introduction of plating ahead of the cylinders.
    130 of the class of 155 were built at Brighton, 15 (80000–80009, 80054–80058) at Derby Works and 10 (80106–80115) at Doncaster Works between 1951 and 1956. The first to emerge was 80010 from Brighton in 1951. Fifteen that were due to be constructed in 1957 were cancelled, due to impending dieselisation, and the last five would have been, too, had they not been at an advanced stage of construction when the order came to cancel them.
    No significant modifications were made to the design. The tank vent was found to restrict the driver's vision and was moved further forward from 80059 onwards. Initially built with fluted coupling rods, these caused problems on other classes and, from 80079, plain section coupling rods were substituted.
    The Standard 4 tanks were originally allocated to all regions of British Railways, bar the Western. They became particularly associated with the London, Tilbury and Southend Line (LT&S) working commuter services out of London, until that route was electrified in 1962. They were also widely used in East Sussex and Kent, working from Brighton, Tunbridge Wells and Three Bridges on those lines of the former London Brighton and South Coast Railway that were not electrified. Another group worked from Polmadie depot in the Scottish region on the Glasgow commuter services. Note that, from July 1962, a batch displaced by electrification of the LT&S was transferred to the Western Region's Swansea (East Dock) and Shrewsbury districts, as well as other regions.
    There was a mass withdrawal of steam locomotive classes in the 1960s. Older types were withdrawn in preference to the Standard 4s, which class remained intact until 1964 (except for 80103 as noted below). The final nine were withdrawn from the Southern Region on 9 July 1967. One Scottish Region example, 80002, remained in Glasgow past the end of steam haulage until 1969 as a static carriage heating boiler.
    No. 80103 was withdrawn in 1962 after being reported for rough riding. It was towed between two other locomotives to Stratford Works, where it was discovered that the mainframe was broken in half. Considered beyond economic repair, 80103 was withdrawn and scrapped. It was the first of the 'Standard' locomotives to be withdrawn, and the only one scrapped at Stratford.

    This 1st collection features 80000-80009 built in 1952 at Derby
    Including these 2 photos of 1st of class 80000 in service and dumped
    80000 Kilmarnock 28th June 1963
    https://tinyurl.com/4qw7xjza
    80000 withdrawn and dumped at Corkerhill
    https://tinyurl.com/4mchjon9
    Full collection starts here
    https://tinyurl.com/o8222p6l

    Neil.
     
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    I have added another collection of the B.R. Std 4 2-6-4T
    This collection features 80010-80025 built 1951 Brighton
    There are quite a few photos by Bill Wright who gave me permission to use his photos
    Included is this lonely photo at a lonely looking location
    80021 Banff bridge
    https://tinyurl.com/2vfuxm4x
    also a strange double heading
    80023 pilots V3 67661 at Greenock Princess Pier 9th July 1958
    https://tinyurl.com/t75dtxoq
    Full collection starts here with
    80010 unknown location
    https://tinyurl.com/8cmhagfg

    Neil.
     
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    12/57 = Vauxhall ecs Waterloo - Clapham Junction

    13 / 157 = Tunbridge Wells [Duplicates images 10 + 11]

    21 / 57 = Stewarts Lane

    43 / 57 = Eastleigh shed ?

    51 / 57 = Kittybrewster [as per 50/57 ?]
     
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    5/57 80011 is East Grinstead Low Level

    8/57 is 80112 (a Scottish Region loco) not 80012 (always a Southern Region loco).

    Peter
     
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    6/57 80011 Brockenhurst
    43/57 agreed, Eastleigh
    46.57 80019 Lymington Pier.

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    I have added another collection of the B.R. Std 4 2-6-4T
    This collection features 80026-80053 built 1952 Brighton
    Plenty of rail tour photos including this one of
    80044 unknown location and rail tour
    https://tinyurl.com/1kmrbr5g
    80039 & 80043 at Barnstaple Junction Southern Counties Touring Society The Exeter Flyer Rail Tour 12th September 1965
    https://tinyurl.com/2wkmx3rs
    80039 unknown location with Southern Counties Touring Society The Exeter Flyer Rail Tour 3rd October 1965
    https://tinyurl.com/3thjof86
    Full collection starts here with
    80027 approaching Glasgow Central 2nd August 1957
    https://tinyurl.com/y7y9sy5t

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    14/60 = Lewisham departure ?

    32/60 = Templecombe ?

    57/60 = Brighton [ass per 56/60]
     
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    32/60 =deffo NOT Templecombe

    33/60 80039 = Bath Green park

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    3/60 80028 Lymington Pier
    9 & 10/60 80032 Lymington Town
    32/60 80039 Exeter St Davids' with Exeter West SB in the background, climbing to Exeter Central
    37/60 80041 Seaton

    Cheers, Neil
     

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