Taken at Buckfastleigh, Steam Railway, Devon, UK.
While on a grand day out with friends and fellow bubblers
Richard, David, Sue, and David Aggpup. We started off from the station where the train was just about to deapart.
The BR Standard Class 2 2-6-0 is a class of steam locomotive, one of the British Railways Standard classes of the 1950s. They were physically the smallest of the Standard classes; 65 were built.
The design was derived from the Ivatt-designed LMS Class 2MT 2-6-0, with a reduced cab to enable it to fit into a universal loading gauge, and other standard fittings, most notably a taller chimney, others including the lack of an Ivatt dome and side plates connecting the two sections of the engine. Like the LMS predecessor the BR design had a tender cab to enhance crew protection and visibility when running tender-first. They were all attached to a BR3 type tender. These locomotives are often known by the nickname “Mickey Mouse”.
Darlington works was responsible for building the entire fleet of 65 engines and for a time construction of the LMS and BR designs overlapped. The last No.78064 was completed in 1956 but the class remained intact for just seven years. Coincidently the first to be withdrawn No.78015 was a Darlington-based engine.
Like the LMS counterpart, the Standard Mogul was arranged for a low axle-loading of just 13.75 long tons (13.97 t). This allowed it to operate on most lightly laid routes and secondary lines. Some of the class had speedometers fitted.
Among crews the 2MT 2-6-0 gained a reputation for being very sure-footed. Some maintained however that the engine did not steam well. The loudest complaint was about the draughty and dirty footplate. This was surprising given the efforts of Robert Riddles and his team to optimise working conditions in the Standards’ cab layout.
Two former Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway sheds, Bank Hall (Liverpool) and Wigan (L&Y), respectively designated 27A and 27D, received an allocation of the class. Bank Hall had 78041-4 which were used with great success on both slow and fast trains from Liverpool Exchange to either Preston, Bolton or Rochdale. The Wigan engines 78040/61-4 were used on stopping trains to Liverpool, Southport, Bolton and Rochdale. They replaced LMS 2P 4-4-0s and LYR 2-4-2Ts. On the former L&Y lines this class was generally employed on passenger work whilst the LMS class 2 2-6-0s were normally found on shunting and freight jobs until the mid 1960s. When the Cambrian section closed and other areas dieselised, other members of the class came to the former L&Y lines (some as replacements for those originally allocated to 27A and 27D). These included 78002 (in green livery), 78007, 78027 and 78057. Some of these were used on shunting duties from Bolton and Lostock Hall sheds. Number 78022 preserved on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway had a spell as Preston station passenger pilot whilst allocated to Lostock Hall.
Four survived the cutter’s torch, these being 78018, 78019, 78022 and 78059.
78019, now preserved on the Great Central Railway in Leicestershire.
Ref Wiki.
Camera used Pentax K200D
Edited from raw in CS3 and Topaz B&W Opalotype Tea Green FallOff.
Thank you for viewing.


  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 2 years ago

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 2 years ago

    lol did you follow us?? love this Catherine great pp work. xx

  • LOL,Like you I just love steam trains dear Pauline.They are so romantic,
    you must try to get up here sometime,and we could go to Buckfatleigh you would love it.
    Thank you for your kind comment my friend.x

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  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 2 years ago

    Stunning work Catherine x

  • Thank you so very much dear Chris and for the kind fave.x

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  • KBritt
    KBrittover 2 years ago

    Oh, WOW!!! This looks fantastic Catherine!!! Wonderful subject, fantastic creative work!!
    gonna see if RB will let me fave it about 50 times………. : } xx

  • LOL You are so very kind dear Kim.Thank you so much.And for the 50 faves LOL x

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  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 2 years ago

    I love old steam engines Catherine – great picture !

  • Many thanks dear Roy.Yes they have such a beauty, modern trains lack.x

    – Catherine Hamilton-Veal ©

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 2 years ago

    Fabulous capture and procesing Catherine – I believe it makes an outstanding framed print

  • Thank you very much Mattie,yes I like it.
    Have done it with white below.

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  • Éilis  Finnerty Warren
    Éilis Finnert...over 2 years ago

    Lovely image.. instant favorite

  • Thank you very much Ellis, and for the kind fave.

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  • Sue  Fellows
    Sue Fellowsover 2 years ago

    WOW!!…Stunning image and treatment, Catherine… :-))

  • Many thanks dear Sue,and I’m so pleased you like it.x

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  • gail woodbury
    gail woodburyover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image Catherine – Love this x

  • Thank you Gail I really appreciate your kindness.x

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  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 2 years ago

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