Standard 4MT

  • ‘King’, ‘A4’ and debutant ‘9F’ steal show at Moors line gala spectacular

    ‘King’, ‘A4’ and debutant ‘9F’ steal show at Moors line gala spectacular

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    THE North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) pulled off what might be regarded as one of the biggest steam galas of the 2000s on September 27-29, which not only featured a hugely impressive locomotive line-up, but also illustrated how far the line’s motive power department has come in a relatively short timeframe. It was only in…

  • Mogul and ‘Wells’ join the ‘Q’ at Severn Valley autumn spectacular

    Mogul and ‘Wells’ join the ‘Q’ at Severn Valley autumn spectacular

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    A DISTINCT Southern Region atmosphere surrounded the Severn Valley Railway’s (SVR) Autumn Steam Gala on September 19-22, with five of the participating locomotives having a BR(S) pedigree. East Lancashire Railway Bulleid ‘West County’ No. 34092 City of Wells was surprisingly making its first visit to SVR metals. The air-smoothed Pacific proved to be a popular draw,…

  • Impromptu ‘gala’ brings in the crowds

    Impromptu ‘gala’ brings in the crowds

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    By Paul Appleton THE first day of the Severn Valley Railway’s 2019 operating season, February 16, had the air of a gala event, with former BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 No. 75069 making its public debut on the 10.30am ex-Bridgnorth and the first train off Kidderminster double-headed by GWR/PTR 0-6-0ST No. 813 and Collett 0-6-0PT No.…

  • Severn Valley ‘4MT’ returns to front-line service

    Severn Valley ‘4MT’ returns to front-line service

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    Riddles ‘4MT’ 4-6-0 No. 75069 officially entered traffic at the Severn Valley Railway over the weekend of February 16-17.

  • New company formed to restore ‘forgotten’ Barry Standard 4MT

    New company formed to restore ‘forgotten’ Barry Standard 4MT

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    A NEW company has been formed to overhaul and ultimately operate the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway-based BR Standard 4MT 2-6-0 No. 76077. Considered for a long time to be one of the ‘lost’ ex-Barry locomotives since it arrived at Toddington in 1987 when the engine was dismantled and some work was done, it had been stored…

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