How were Old Oak Common's allocation of Standard 2-6-4 Tanks used?

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  1. Tallpaul70

    Tallpaul70 Full Member

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    Hi All,

    In Summer 1962 six or so Standard 2-6-4 Tank Locos in the 80000 number series were allocated to Old Oak Common.

    What were these used for?

    Were they regarded as, and used as, equivalents to the GWR 61xx tanks, or did they have a specific use?

    Many thanks
    Best regards
    Paul
     
  2. Steve Fay

    Steve Fay Full Member

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    Well they tried them on the old oak empty coaching stock turns and apparently the crews preferred the Panniers!
    They didn’t stay long and most came to South Wales
     
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