How were Old Oak Common's allocation of Standard 2-6-4 Tanks used?

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How were Old Oak Common's allocation of Standard 2-6-4 Tanks used?

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Post by Tallpaul70 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:53 pm

Hi All,

0In Summer 1962 six or so Standard 2-6-4 Tank Locos in the 80000 number series were allocated to Old Oak Common.

What were these used for?

Were they regarded as, and used as, equivalents to the GWR 61xx tanks, or did they have a specific use?

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Post by footplate1947 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:22 am

The BR 2-6-4s class 4T were use mainly for Local suburban and Commuter traffic........John
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Post by Mike Parkes » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:00 pm

According to the RCTS book on Standard tank locos 21 Std 4 tanks were transferred to the Western Region in July 1962. The six sent to Old Oak Common were stored although limited use was made of three of them (80070, 80098 and 80131) on ECS duties to Paddington. All six were transferred away by November 1962 to either Cros Newydd or Shrewsbury

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Post by Tallpaul70 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:20 pm

Thanks Mike,
To give a bit of variety on the suburban trains on my layout, from 61xxs and class117 DMUs, I might say that a few "tests" of the Standards were made on the Reading trains!

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Post by footplate1947 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:44 pm

That alright paul your welcome. The question was what were they used for I thought. John
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