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Brighton Works turned 80072 out in late 1953, like fellow class members only worked a short life, with 80072 being withdrawn in mid-1965.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

Jamie Duggan avatar
Since I was a child, I have been a big fan of steam locomotives. This enthusiasm has been become greater in recent years, leading to me becoming involved in a society restoring a standard gauge locomotive. Joining the RailAdvent team in 2017, I help Michael produce articles.