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76017 - British Railways Standard Class 4MT

Status Operational


The British Railways Standard 4 2-6-0, nick named ‘Moguls’, were based on an earlier Ivatt LMS design known as ‘flying pigs’. Over 115 of the Standard 4 Moguls were built between 1952 and 1957 at Horwich and Doncaster locomotive works.

76017 was completed in June 1953 at Horwich and was allocated from new to the Southern Region, based at Eastleigh Shed. While there she performed freight, semi fast or all stopping turns to Southampton and Bournemouth.

In 23rd September 1954 while working the 7:00am Banbury to Eastleigh goods, the driver lost control, and 76017 ran through the catch point and down the embankment. No one was hurt and 76017 was rescued by the Eastleigh and Fratton cranes, this being reported at the time in the Hampshire Chronicle.

76017 moved from Eastleigh to Salisbury in February 1960 where she stayed until withdrawal in July 1965.


Built at
Horwich Works
Build year
4 mixed traffic
Entered service
June 1953
R.A Riddles
Privately Owned
Shed allocation
Eastleigh Shed (from new), Salisbury Shed 1960
Total built of class
July 1965


Cylinder size
17.5" x 26"
Driving wheel diameter
5' 3"
Fire grate
23 sq ft
Max boiler pressure
225 psi
Total length
Tractive effort
24170 ibf at 85% boiler pressure
Tender coal capacity
6 tons
Tender water capacity
3500 gallons
Wheel arrangament