80072 - Standard 4MT tank, Ex BR
Page updated on: 25/11/17 at 17:43
This very useful engine is based at the Llangollen Railway and is owned by 80072 Steam Locomotive Co Ltd. She has visited the SVR many times in preservation:
Spring galas 2011 and 2013
Winter hire for Santa services 2011 and 2017
In addition 80072 is a rarity, an engine that worked over the SVR in service before being preserved. She was photographed on the line on three occasions during the very cold winter of 1962-63 (whilst allocated to Swansea East Dock, 87D), images can be found in the Sellick collection in the SVR Wiki.
November 25th 2017
The SVR website now gives an April leave date
November 18th 2017
Heritage Railway magazines reports 80072 will visit as a winter hire engine. She is expected to arrive on November 20th and the main purpose is for Santa trains. She will be staying until early next year, the internal SVR database shows her leaving on January 4th 2018.
Thanks to the Llangollen Railway and 80072 Steam Locomotive Co Ltd.