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80078, BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T
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No: 6060   Contributor: Peter Langsdale   Year: 2009   Manufacturer: BR Brighton Works   Country: England
80078, BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T

Photographed on the turntable at Swanage shed on 14 February 2009.
Built at Brighton works, completed on 2nd February 1954 as part of Brighton lot 5788, consisting of 10 engines for the Eastern Region and costing £17,364. Her first allocation was to Plaistow shed, (33A), for working commuter trains on the London, Tilbury & Southend lines between Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness. She was transferred to Tilbury, (33B), in December 1956, where she remained until 17th June 1962 when steam finished on the L.T.&S. system.
After a brief move to Stratford depot, (30A), she was transferred to the Western Region at Shrewsbury, (89A), on 15th July 1962. A move to Croes Newydd, (89B), near Wrexham in North Wales followed, during February 1963.
Due to boundary changes, 80078 was absorbed into London Midland Region stock from 1st January 1963, and consequently Croes Newydd's shedcode was changed from 89B to 6C on 9th September 1963. This was to be her final allocation and, after a short period in store from 30th March, 80078 was withdrawn from there on 24th July 1965.
After withdrawal, No.80078 languished in various scrap lines until she arrived at Barry Scrapyard, in June 1966.

Picture added on 23 February 2009
add commentComments:
You Brits sure do have unusual looking Firemen. Isn't that a bit unsafe sitting in the window like that?

Added by Fireman4501 on 25 February 2009.
Hi Fireman4501!
I think it's the driver sitting in the left window - that's the side where the signals are on British railroads.
It was Family Fun Day on the Swanage Railway, so there were lots of small things to keep the kids happy!
Note also that the steam dome has been removed and isn't usually parked in front of the cab!


Added by Peter Langsdale on 25 February 2009.
You have educated me and I have learned! I did not know you were opposite of us in railroads. Should have known since your steering wheel is on the wrong side of automobiles. Thanks for the info.

Added by Fireman4501 on 26 February 2009.
Our steering wheels are on the correct side, have a gander at how many other countries also used to be the same.
Lovely engine, and day by the looks of it.
Regards, Andrew.


Added by Andrew Wright on 26 February 2009.
This was the 99th ex-Barry engine to return to action, and was the 84th locomotive to leave Woodham's yard at Barry when it left to go to Swanage in September 1976. Its former shedmate at Plaistow and Tilbury also went to Swanage in 1984. 80078 steamed once again on Novembeer 11, 1999.

Added by Peter Langsdale on 12 August 2011.
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