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73096 - British Railways Standard Class 5MT

Status Non Operational

Notes

73096 was built at the Derby Works in November 1955. It was used on the London Midland and Western Regions of British Railways and withdrawn from service in November 1967.

Rescued from the scrapyard in July 1985, 73096 was returned to service in October 1993, following major boiler overhaul and the construction of a new tender, based on the chassis from a Jubilee class tender.

73096 has now been withdrawn from service following the expiry of her 10 year boiler certificate.

Details

Built at
Derby Works
Build year
1955
Classification
5 mixed traffic
Entered service
1955
Designer
R.A Riddles
Owner
Privately Owned
Region
Midland, Western
Total built of class
172
Withdrawn
November 1967

Technical

Cylinders
2
Cylinder size
19" x 28"
Driving wheel diameter
6' 2"
Fire grate
28.7 sq ft
Max boiler pressure
225 psi
Total length
62' 7"
Tractive effort
26120 ibs at 85% boiler pressure
Tender coal capacity
7 tons
Tender water capacity
5000 gallons
Wheel arrangament
4-6-0
Working order weight
128.5 tons
Valve gear
Walschaerts