Railways

Standard Class 4 2-6-4 Tank no 80154: 1957

By Pat Salmon

This was the last steam locomotive to be built at Brighton Works; it was Standard Class 4 2-6-4 Tank no 80154, outshipped on the 20th March1957 for British Railways

Third person in on left is Bill Salmon (my father in law).

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Photo:Standard Class 4 2-6-4 Tank no 80154

Standard Class 4 2-6-4 Tank no 80154

From the private collection of Pat Salmon

This page was added on 09/10/2011.
Comments about this page

On one of my birthdays - probably around 1995 - I had the privilege of being given as a present a half-day footplate course at the Severn Valley Railway. When I arrived at the sheds at Bewdley I found that the rostered ex-GWR "Hall" had failed and in its place was one of these "Brighton Tanks" as they're still universally known. I remarked that the loco and I had been born in the same place and at about the same time. It was a delight to fire and to drive and a great day was had. I still treasure the photos.

By Len Liechti (23/10/2011)

80078 and 80104 - both built at Brighton in 1954 and '55 respectively - are preserved on the Swanage Railway in Dorset. I saw 80104 working just last week.

By David Blundell (09/09/2012)

Would Pat Salmon be willing to sell me a copy of this wonderful photograph, please?

By Dr Nigel Bowles (10/01/2013)

I have only just seen the message from Dr. Nigel Bowles (10/01/13). Please could you let him know we would be happy for him to have a copy of this photograph.

By Pat Salmon (24/11/2013)

Would Pat Salmon be so kind as to contact me at nigel.bowles@ccc.ox.ac.uk to tell me how I should arrange to pay her for a copy of this photograph?

By Nigel Bowles (22/03/2014)

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