Hornby OO R3839 BR 78000 Standard Class 2MT 2-6-0 Plain Green Late Crest

MRP £217.99
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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1964 the locomotive was transferred to Derby for use on the Shirland Colliery Branch until June 1965, when 78000 was withdrawn from service.

Technical Specification & Detail
Finish Standard
Length 215mm
DCC Ready
Era 5 (1956 - 1968)
Class Standard 2MT
Designer British Railways / Robert Riddles
Minimum Curve R2
Age Suitability 14+
Motor 5 Pole Skew Wound
Wheel Configuration 2-6-0

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