did 56xx tanks ever work on passenger trains?

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did 56xx tanks ever work on passenger trains?

Postby Valentascream » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:31 pm

This is a question for swindon's elite.
Did the freight 56xx 0-6-2ts ever work on passenger trains in br/gwr days?
Favourite LMS (LNWR) Loco class-Bowen Cooke Claughton 4-6-0
Favourite GWR Loco class-Armstrong Metro Tank 2-4-0t or Churchward Star 4-6-0
Favourite LNER Loco class-Peppercorn A2 4-6-2
Favourite Southern Loco class-Bulleid Q1 0-6-0

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Re: did 56xx tanks ever work on passenger trains?

Postby Terrier » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:38 pm

I think, (need to find a book called 'Rails in the Valleys' i haven't read for a while, but whilst 56xx class were a freight workhorse, they were on occasions draughted to pull passenger/mixed services in Wales? but just scratching my head on where my book is and whether what i just wrote is complete boLL*x?? but as far as i recall, they would have pulled branch passenger services, depending on the line, and there were once lots of lines in Wales.

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Re: did 56xx tanks ever work on passenger trains?

Postby poliss » Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:21 pm

The Swanage Railway 6695 Group Homepage says "Class: 56XX 0-6-2T Mixed Traffic Tank Engine. Purpose: Passenger and Goods Locomotive for Heavily Graded Routes."
http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/6695/

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Re: did 56xx tanks ever work on passenger trains?

Postby TerryB » Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:45 pm

Further to "Polliss's " answer above ....[a quote from the 1957 Observers book of Railway Locomotives]
"56xx & 66xx CLASSES ...Specifically designed for the heavily graded passenger lines in South Wales,the 66xx variant ....weighed 15cwt more than the 56xx class engines.Also useed for shunting."

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Re: did 56xx tanks ever work on passenger trains?

Postby Beep55 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:17 am

I'm no pro on this but I would certainly think that these locos would have done some passenger work, they do look good behind a rake of collett coaches or some br mk1's in Chocolate and Cream livery

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Re: did 56xx tanks ever work on passenger trains?

Postby NNR.76079 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:17 am

I dont know whether they were used in passenger working, but i do know that the North Norfolk Railway like them because their BR power class of 4/5'MT' is perfect for the 5 1/2 miles they run.

and i put aposthropes around the MT because as i researched the 56xx power class it said that and that was a point that has akready been highlighted because MT, obviously means Mixed Traffic

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Re: did 56xx tanks ever work on passenger trains?

Postby kieranhardy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:10 pm

This shot would prove they handled passenger duties:

http://gallery62603.fotopic.net/p55590277.html

NNR.76079 wrote:but i do know that the North Norfolk Railway like them because their BR power class of 4/5'MT' is perfect for the 5 1/2 miles they run.


They are 5MT's. I do admit it's getting a bit dull seeing one of them visit there, over the past 4 years they've had 5643 twice? 6619 and now 5619 staying for two years. And no doubt 6695 will visit some time in the future too! They also seem to have an obsession with GWR with 5521, City of Truro & 1638 visiting in recent times. Not against that but something a bit more authentic would be nice from time to time!

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Re: did 56xx tanks ever work on passenger trains?

Postby NNR.76079 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:29 pm

kieranhardy wrote:I do admit it's getting a bit dull seeing one of them visit there, over the past 4 years they've had 5643 twice? 6619 and now 5619 staying for two years. And no doubt 6695 will visit some time in the future too! They also seem to have an obsession with GWR with 5521, City of Truro & 1638 visiting in recent times. Not against that but something a bit more authentic would be nice from time to time!


I know wat you mean, when i saw that 5619 is staying for 2 years, i thought to myself, why dont they just buy one to keep there. If i remember rightly, wat you said about something abit more authentic, i'm saw i read somewhere that apart from the fact they are good workhorse for the line, the amount of Eastern type examples that are in a runnable condition is extremely low compared to many of the other regions.

According to the either the NNR or M&GN Website 6695 has visited the NNR.

But anyway, keep up the good work NNR and well done again with the crossing.

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Re: did 56xx tanks ever work on passenger trains?

Postby kieranhardy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:17 pm

NNR.76079 wrote: the amount of Eastern type examples that are in a runnable condition is extremely low compared to many of the other regions.


There are less Eastern regioned locos as a whole. But in saying that they could have more SR, LMS or BR standards visit :wink:

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Re: did 56xx tanks ever work on passenger trains?

Postby NNR.76079 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:45 pm

kieranhardy wrote:
NNR.76079 wrote: the amount of Eastern type examples that are in a runnable condition is extremely low compared to many of the other regions.


There are less Eastern regioned locos as a whole. But in saying that they could have more SR, LMS or BR standards visit :wink:


Too true, i definetly want to see BR 4MT Mogul 76079 return because that looked brilliant on the NNR last year.
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Re: did 56xx tanks ever work on passenger trains?

Postby bike2steam » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:59 pm

kieranhardy wrote:
NNR.76079 wrote: the amount of Eastern type examples that are in a runnable condition is extremely low compared to many of the other regions.


There are less Eastern regioned locos as a whole. But in saying that they could have more SR, LMS or BR standards visit :wink:


If the late Dai Woodham had had (?) another yard in - say - Lincolnshire, then perhaps things would have been different.

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Re: did 56xx tanks ever work on passenger trains?

Postby manormadman » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:10 pm

yes they did!
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Re: did 56xx tanks ever work on passenger trains?

Postby NorthernMonkey » Wed May 12, 2010 3:50 pm

NNR.76079 wrote:Too true, i definetly want to see BR 4MT Mogul 76079 return because that looked brilliant on the NNR last year.


It currently lives at the NYMR, as both of the NYMRs 4MTs are under major overhaul

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Re: did 56xx tanks ever work on passenger trains?

Postby NNR.76079 » Wed May 12, 2010 4:52 pm

NorthernMonkey wrote:
NNR.76079 wrote:Too true, i definetly want to see BR 4MT Mogul 76079 return because that looked brilliant on the NNR last year.


It currently lives at the NYMR, as both of the NYMRs 4MTs are under major overhaul


I would go to the NYMR to see it but its about 4 hours away from where i live :(
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Re: did 56xx tanks ever work on passenger trains?

Postby TerryB » Wed May 12, 2010 6:18 pm

NorthernMonkey wrote:
NNR.76079 wrote:Too true, i definetly want to see BR 4MT Mogul 76079 return because that looked brilliant on the NNR last year.


It currently lives at the NYMR, as both of the NYMRs 4MTs are under major overhaul


Here's a couple of pics of 76079 ....taken last month [at the "Bridge 30" opening weekend] .
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At Levisham.
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Approaching Grosmont.
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