Hornby R3839

BR, Standard 2MT, 2-6-0, 78000 - Era 5

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 5 (1957 to 1966) British Railways Late Crest

Manufacturer description

78000 entered traffic at Oswestry on 27 December 1952 along with the other nine 2MT locomotives from the first batch, displacing the GWR Dean Goods and Cambrian Railways' 0-6-0s from their local passenger and freight duties. As the new locomotives and their crews became accustomed to their new operating areas, they were dispersed to other sheds and so 78000 found itself allocated to Machynlleth for work between Shrewsbury, Oswestry and the Welsh coast resorts from Aberystwyth to Portmadoc until May 1963. Moved to Nottingham to cover local freight workings, in January 1964 the locomotive was transferred to Derby for use on the Shirland Colliery Branch until June 1965, when 78000 was withdrawn from service.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3839
RRP:
£179.99
Release date:
2020

Model details

Colour
Green
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Painted
Gauge
OO
Livery
Green with Late Crest
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 pole skew wound
Running number
78000

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
British Railways Standard 2
Operator
British Railways
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
2-6-0
Designer
Robert Riddles
Ordered by
British Railways
Built
December 1952
Built by
British Railways
Built at
Darlington
Total produced
65
Length of service
12 years
Withdrawn
June 1965

* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.

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