Class M (LNER Class C15) 4-4-2T

141 (LNER Nos. 9141, 7461, BR No. 67461)

North British Railway Class M 4-4-2T No. 141 stands at Inverkeithing Central Junction, having worked wrong-line from Inverkeithing North Junction with a southbound train from Dunfermline in 1923. No. 141 was built by the Yorkshire Engine Co. and entered service in September 1912. It became LNER No. 9141 of Class C15 in 1923, was renumbered 7461 in 1946, and was withdrawn in December 1954 without receiving its allocated BR number of 67461. [R.D. Stephen, National Railway Museum]

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Class L (LNER Class C16, BR Class 2P)

Introduced: 1915.
Boiler pressure: 165 psi.
Cylinders: (I) 19" x 26".
Driving wheel diameter: 5' 9".
Tractive effort: 19,080 lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 72 tons 10 cwt.

445 (LNER Nos. 9445, 7489, BR No. 67489)
Built: NBL Co., Glasgow.
To traffic: February 1916.
Withdrawn: February 1961.

A view of Hawick Shed on 19th September, 1955, with ex-North British Railway Class L (LNER Class C16) 4-4-2T No. 67489 standing outside the shed alongside other locomotives of LNER and NBR origin. [David Anderson]

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Class A (LNER Class N15) 0-6-2T

527 (LNER Nos. 9527, 9204; BR No. 69204)

Ex-North British Railway Class A (LNER Class N15) 0-6-2T No. 527 is seen in almost-new condition on the turntable at Dunfermline Shed. This locomotive was one of a series of ten authorised by the NBR board in 1922 and built by Robert Stephenson & Co. in 1923. The builder's distinctive worksplate can be seen on the leading sandbox. No. 527 became BR No. 69204 in 1948. [J.L. Stevenson]

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Class H & Class I 4-4-2

NBR Class H 4-4-2 (LNER Class C11) Details originally as Class I.
Introduced: 1906.
Boiler pressure: 180 psi.
Cylinders: (O) 21" x 28".
Driving wheel diameter: 6' 9".
Tractive effort: 23,324 lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 74 tons 8 cwt. Tender: 45 tons 8 cwt.

NBR Class I 4-4-2 (LNER Class C10) All rebuilt to Class H.
Introduced: 1906.
Boiler pressure: 190 psi.
Cylinders: (O) 20" x 28".
Driving wheel diameter: 6' 9".
Tractive effort: 22,331 lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 76 tons 14 cwt. Tender: 45 tons 8 cwt.

509 Duke of Rothesay

North British Railway Class H 4-4-2 No. 509 Duke of Rothesay waits to leave Aberdeen Joint Station with the 5.45pm express for Edinburgh Waverley in 1922. No. 509 was built by the NBL Co. and entered service in June 1921. It became LNER No. 9509 in 1923, and was withdrawn in February 1937. The train conveyed through carriages for both London King's Cross and St. Pancras Stations, where arrival was at 7.30am and 8.03am the following morning respectively. [R.D. Stephen/National Railway Museum]

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Class J 'Scott' (LNER Class D30, BR Class 3P) 4-4-0

Introduced: 1914.
Boiler pressure: 165 psi.
Cylinders: (I) 20" x 26".
Driving wheel diameter: 6' 6".
Tractive effort: 18,700 lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 57 tons 16 cwt. Tender: 46 tons 13 cwt.

418 (LNER Nos. 9418, 2427; BR No. 62427) Dumbiedykes
Built: NBR Cowlairs Works.
To traffic, allocated to Perth: July 1914.
Renumbered 9418: 23rd October, 1924.
Renumbered 2427: 17th November, 1946.
Renumbered 62427; 4th November, 1948.
Reallocated to Dundee: 27th February, 1950.
Reallocated to Dunfermline: 22nd October, 1953.
Withdrawn: 20th April, 1959.
Scrapped at BR Inverurie Works: 3rd September, 1959.

Ex-North British Railway Class J (LNER Class D30) 4-4-0 No. 9418 Dumbiedykes heads a southbound express at Perth General Station, circa 1930. No. 9418 was allocated to Perth Shed for many years. [G.R. Grigs/Rail Archive Stephenson]

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Class S (LNER Class J37, BR Class 5F) 0-6-0

Introduced: 1914.
Boiler pressure: 180 psi.
Cylinders: (I) 19½" x 26".
Driving wheel diameter: 5' 0".
Tractive effort: 25,210 lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 54 tons 14 cwt. Tender: 40 tons 19 cwt.

84 (LNER Nos. 9084, 4618; BR No. 64618)
Built: NBL, Glasgow.
To traffic, allocated to St. Margaret's: December 1920.
Renumbered 9084: 27th December, 1924.
Reallocated to Thornton: 15th May, 1937.
Renumbered 4618: 2nd June, 1946.
Renumbered 64618: 6th November, 1948.
Withdrawn: 27th October, 1966.
Scrapped by Motherwell Machinery & Scrap, Wishaw: 4th February, 1967.

Opened in 1933, Thornton Junction Shed provided plenty of steam activity when photographed on 14th June, 1964. Engines on shed are, from left to right, an ex-LNER Class B1 4-6-0, an ex-War Department 'Austerity' 2-8-0, BR Standard Class 5MT 4-6-0 No. 73078, ex-NBR Class J37 0-6-0 No. 64618, and under the coaling plant, an ex-LNER Class J38 0-6-0. In the background can be seen one of the winding towers of the Rothes Colliery. With an allocation of around 107 engines in British Railways days, reducing to only 37 in 1966, the depot was closed in April 1970. All evidence of this once-important railway centre has disappeared, the area returning to a green-field site where sheep now graze. [B.E. Teasdale]

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Class C 0-6-0 (LNER Class J36, BR Class 2F)

Introduced: 1888.
Boiler pressure: 165psi.
Cylinders: (I) 18¼" x 26".
Driving wheel diameter: 5'0".
Tractive effort: 19,690lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 41 tons 19 cwt. Tender: 33 tons 9 cwt.


Ex-NBR Class J36 0-6-0s Nos. 65253 and 65239, Class J37 0-6-0 No. 64543 and ex-LNER Class J38 0-6-0 No. 65926 await their next turns at Dunfermline Motive Power Depot on 26th March, 1960. The shed was located adjacent to the Stirling line to the east of Upper station and in its heyday housed 70 locomotives. It closed with the end of steam traction in 1967. [W.A.C. Smith]

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Class K (LNER Class D34) 4-4-0

NBR Class K 4-4-0 (LNER Class D34, BR Class 3P)
Introduced: 1913.
Boiler pressure: 165 psi.
Cylinders: (I) 20" x 26".
Driving wheel diameter: 6' 0".
Tractive effort: 20,260 lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 57 tons 4 cwt. Tender: 46 tons 13 cwt.

256 Glen Douglas

Preserved NBR Class K 4-4-0 No. 256 Glen Douglas rounds the sharp curve at Mount Melville Station as it heads towards St. Andrews on 12th June, 1960, with the Edinburgh Waverley to Aberdeen leg of the the six-day SLS/RCTS Scottish Railtour 1960. Full details of the railtour can be found here. [Stuart Sellar]

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