Steam locomotive No.80072 replaces 80104 at the North Norfolk Railway’s Spring Steam Gala

80072 at Llangollen on the Llangollen Railway during the Autumn Steam Gala
80072 at Llangollen

Unfortunately for a second time, the North Norfolk Railway has been advised that the Standard 4 Tank, this time 80104, will not be able to visit the line for their Spring Steam Gala.


Thankfully, another Standard 4 Tank has been found which can attend the gala. This time, Standard 4 Steam locomotive, No.80072 will join the guest line-up thanks to the Llangollen Railway.

A brief history of 80072

Brighton Works turned 80072 out in late 1953, like fellow class members only worked a short life, with 80072 being withdrawn in mid-1965.

Currently, the engine is based at the Llangollen Railway. 2019 will see the boiler ticket expire. The tank currently wears BR Lined Black with Late Crest.


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