Bachmann Standard Class 4MT 76077 - Renumbered & Weathered32-95277
Bachmann Standard Class 4MT 76077 - Renumbered & Weathered
Professionally Weathered Standard Class 4MT 76077 - Late Crest
When British Railways was formed in 1948, it inherited a huge number of different classes of locomotive from its constituent railways and decided to introduce a series of new "Standard" classes to do different jobs. The Standard 4MT (MT for "Mixed Traffic") was one of these, and came in 4-6-0 and 2-6-0 versions, the latter based on George Ivatt's Class 4 for the LMS and intended primarily for freight work. The 2-6-0 wheel arrangement is known as a "mogul" after an early locomotive of the type, so these were known as "Standard Moguls".
115 Standard Moguls were built between 1952 and 1957 and were found everywhere in Britain except for the Western Region which had a plentiful supply of former GWR engines. Examples allocated to the North-Eastern region were usually seen working across the Stainmore route, whose viaducts required light, but powerful engines.