76084 was supplied with BR2A tender which the majority of the class received. Ideal for tender-first operation with both good rearward visibility and weather protection for the footplate crew. Turning such locos was not necessary and with a route availability of 4 could go almost anywhere on the BR system.
A collection of photographs of every member of the class has been completed and it is interesting to note that the class members allocated to the Southern Region ran with BR1 tenders with few photographs of tender-first operation. The BR1 tender had a higher axle loading than the locomotive compromising the locomotive’s actual route availability.
BR Standard class locomotives were equipped with self-cleaning smokeboxes a fact not immediately understood by shed staff at first which necessitated the addition of the ‘SC’ plate on smokebox doors.
Standard 4MT 260 Dimensions
|17in X 26in
|Tube Heating Surface
|1,075 Sq. Ft.
|59 Tons 2cwt
|3500 gallons (76084 tender was increased to 3750 gallons during restoration).