76017 - British Railways Standard Class 4MT

76017 - British Railways Standard Class 4MT

Status: Under Overhaul

The British Railways Standard 4 2-6-0, nick named ‘Moguls’, were based on an earlier Ivatt LMS design known as ‘flying pigs’. Over 115 of the Standard 4 Moguls were built between 1952 and 1957 at Horwich and Doncaster locomotive works.

76017 was completed in June 1953 at Horwich and was allocated from new to the Southern Region, based at Eastleigh Shed. While there she performed freight, semi fast or all stopping turns to Southampton and Bournemouth.

In 23rd September 1954 while working the 7:00am Banbury to Eastleigh goods, the driver lost control, and 76017 ran through the catch point and down the embankment. No one was hurt and 76017 was rescued by the Eastleigh and Fratton cranes, this being reported at the time in the Hampshire Chronicle.

76017 moved from Eastleigh to Salisbury in February 1960 where she stayed until withdrawal in July 1965.

Detail

Built
1953 
Built at
Horwich Works 
Classification
4 mixed traffic 
Designer
R.A Riddles 
Entered service
June 1953 
Region
Southern 
Shed allocation
Eastleigh Shed (from new), Salisbury Shed 1960 
Total built of class
115 
Withdrawn
July 1965 
Current owner
Privately Owned 

Specifications

Coal capacity
6 tons 
Cylinders
Cylinder size
17.5" x 26" 
Driving wheel diameter
5' 3" 
Fire grate
23 sq ft 
Total length
60' 
Tractive effort
24170 ibf at 85% boiler pressure 
Water capacity
3500 gallons 
Wheel arrangement
2-6-0 

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