British Railways Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0 no.73156.


The 73156 Standard 5 Group was formed in 1985 to support the new and simultaneously established Bolton Steam Locomotive Company Ltd, which owns 73156, and to help achieve its aims of restoration. Our collective aim and objective to restore 73156 to full running order has now been acheived and the locomotive will be operated on Heritage railways throughout the U.K., whilst remaining essentially Loughborough based at the Great Central Railway.


The locomotive is now in excellent running order with a completely new tender and has a 10 year boiler ticket. We have a widespread membership and are continually looking to recruit new people willing to support our first aim , i.e. to maintain the locomotive in good running order, with whatever skills or talents they may feel inclined to offer.


Following purchase for preservation in 1985, 73156 was initially located at the East Lancashire Railway, Bury, but is now based at the Great Central Railway, Loughborough, where restoration was completed under a joint agreement with the Loughborough Standard Locomotives Group. Excellent facilities exist at Loughborough where 73156 is primarily based.


For Information please contact Ian Bartlett by phone on 01772 620115 or email him at:


If you are interested in joining our group and becoming part of our success story, please write to:


Steve Kenyon

6 Limefield Avenue




A SAE would be appreciated.

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  • JoinedDecember 2013
  • OccupationRestored 2017
  • HometownDoncaster
  • Current cityLoughborough
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
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