Worth Valley Standard 2MT back after 17 years

AFTER a 17-year absence, BR Standard 2MT No. 78022 has returned to passenger traffic on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

The Standard 4 Locomotive Society’s 2-6-0 appeared back in service on November 24, on the last weekend of ‘normal’ timetabled running before Santa specials began, working alongside the resident DMU to fulfil the timetable.

BR Standard 4MT 2-6-0 No. 78022 heads the ‘Haworth Steam Punk Express’ on its first day back in traffic for 17 years. PAUL LIVSEY

No. 78022 appeared in BR Brunswick Green, which was not a livery it carried in service with BR, but one normally carried, but not exclusively, by top link express locomotives.

One of a class of 65, a direct development of the LMS-designed lvatt Class 2MT 2-6-0, No. 78022, was delivered new from Darlington on February 28, 1954 to Millhouses Depot in Sheffield.

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