Bury Standard 4 Group

  • Two Barry locomotives return in one weekend!

    Two Barry locomotives return in one weekend!

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    PRESERVATION history was made over the weekend of March 2/3 when two steam locomotives that have been restored to working order from Barry scrapyard condition were officially launched into traffic. It took a total of 77 years for BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T No. 80097 and WR 4-6-0 Modified Hall No. 6989 Wightwick Hall to be…

  • Latest Barry returnee gears up for Bury spring gala

    Latest Barry returnee gears up for Bury spring gala

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    THE latest locomotive to be returned to steam after being rescued from Barry scrapyard will be launched into traffic during the East Lancashire Railway’s March 8-10 spring steam gala. BR Standard 2-6-4T No. 80097 moved under its own power on October 18 for the first time since July 1965 (HR 250), but was withdrawn again…

  • Loaded test runs for 80097 after hot ’box troubles

    Loaded test runs for 80097 after hot ’box troubles

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    RIDDLES ‘4MT’ 2-6-4T No. 80097 was back on test at the East Lancashire Railway as 2019 got underway, having been side-lined with axlebox problems in November. The Bury Standard 4 Group loco began running-in trials following its post-restoration appearance at the ELR’s October 19-21 Autumn Steam Gala, but had to be withdrawn on November 14 when…

  • First moves at ELR for ex-Barry ‘Standard Tank’

    First moves at ELR for ex-Barry ‘Standard Tank’

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    OCTOBER 18, 2018 will be long remembered by volunteers of the Bury Standard 4 Group as the date when they finally saw the fruits of their 33-year project to restore BR ‘4MT’ 2-6-4T No. 80097 at the East Lancashire Railway. Restoration of the 1954-built loco got underway following its acquisition from Woodham Bros scrapyard at Barry…

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