Class F (LNER Class J88) 0-6-0T

68325


Ex-North British Railway Class F (LNER Class J88) 0-6-0T No. 68325 traverses the connection across Granton Square between the Caledonian Railway and North British Railway routes to Granton Harbour on 7th April, 1958, as Edinburgh Corporation double-decker No. 931 waits in Granton Square. The locomotive was based at St. Margarets Shed, and most other classes based there could be seen at Granton at one time or another. Until the Slateford to Craiglockhart connection was constructed by British Railways during the 1950s, this was the main route for the transfer of goods traffic between the former Caledonian and North British systems in Edinburgh. Mineral wagons in the background occupied the original Edinburgh, Leith & Granton Railway alignment onto the pier. [W.A.C. Smith]

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Class G (LNER Class Y9) 0-4-0ST

68101


Ex-NBR Class G (LNER Class Y9) 0-4-0ST No. 68101 is seen at the north end of Dunfermline Lower Station, by the exit from the goods yard, sometime in the 1950s. Note the gradient post behind the locomotive, indicating the 1-in-73 climb to Townhill Junction. No. 68101 was the station pilot at Dunfermline Upper Station, and despite its dumb buffers was equipped with vacuum brake for the purpose of shunting carriage stock. [Pete Westwater]

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

134 (LNER Nos. 9134, 7459; BR No. 67459)


Ex-North British Railway Class M (LNER Class C15) 4-4-2T No. 134 stands at Haymarket Station with an Edinburgh suburban 'inner circle' train, circa 1924. The NBR Edinburgh area headlamp code, with two lamps mounted on the left of the buffer-beam, remains in use. This locomotive was built by the Yorkshire Engine Co. and entered service in July 1912. It became LNER No. 9134 after 1923, was renumbered 7459 in 1946, and was withdrawn as BR No. 67549 in October 1955. The Westinghouse pump was later moved from the position seen here to the side of the smokebox on the first eleven members of the class, while the remainder were built with the pump in that position. [T.G. Hepburn/Rail Archive Stephenson]

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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.



67488


An eastward view at Polmont Station on 9th June, 1957, with ex-North British Railway Class L (LNER Class C16) 4-4-2T No. 67488 standing with a train in what had been the Bo'ness bay at Polmont Station. Passenger trains to Bo'ness were withdrawn on 7th of May, 1956, so the train may have worked from Larbert and been shunted into the bay in order to clear the main line. [W.S. Sellar]

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Class B (LNER Class J35; BR Class 3F) 0-6-0

Introduced: 1906.
Boiler pressure: 180 psi.
Cylinders: (I) 18¼" x 26".
Driving wheel diameter: 5' 0".
Tractive effort: 22,080 lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 51 tons. Tender: 38 tons 1 cwt.



188 (LNER Nos. 9188, 4475; BR No. 64475)
Built: NBR Cowlairs Works.
To traffic, allocated to St. Margaret's: July 1908.
Renumbered 9188: June 1924.
Reallocated to Dunfermline: 12th December, 1943.
Renumbered 4475: 8th June, 1946.
Renumbered 64475: 18th September, 1948.
Withdrawn: 16th April, 1959.
Scrapped at BR Inverurie Works: 3rd September, 1959.


Ex-North British Railway Class B (LNER Class J35) 0-6-0s Nos. 64475 and 64476 climb the gradient between Rosyth and Charlestown Junction, circa 1953. [Brian Morrison]

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

7 (LNER Nos. 9007, 9126; BR No. 69126)


Ex-North British Railway Class A (LNER Class N15) 0-6-2T No. 69126 is seen at Eastfield shed in the early 1950s. This was the first locomotive of the second lot of six built in June and July 1910, and entered service as NBR No. 7. It became LNER No. 9007 in 1924, No. 9126 in the 1946 renumbering, and finally British Railways No. 69126 in 1948. This locomotive, along with the other five of this series, was employed as a Cowlairs Incline banker. It was fitted with a Wakefield mechanical lubricator driven from the leading coupled axle, and shunters' footboards at the bunker end. No. 69126 was withdrawn from service in February 1962, and on the scrapping of Eastfield Shed's Class N15 0-6-2Ts, their duties were taken over by ex-LNER Class V1 and V3 2-6-2Ts which had been displaced by the electrification of North Clyde suburban route. [David Anderson]

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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 Classes D29 & D30, BR Class 3P) 4-4-0

Class J (LNER Class D29)
Introduced: 1909.
Boiler pressure: 190 psi.
Cylinders: (I) 19" x 26".
Driving wheel diameter: 6' 6".
Tractive effort: 19,434 lbs.
Weight: locomotive: 54 tons 16 cwt. Tender: 46 tons 0 cwt.



359 (LNER Nos. 9359, 2412; BR No. 62412) DIRK HATTERAICK
Built: NBR Cowlairs Works.
To traffic, allocated to Dundee: December 1911.
Renumbered 9359: April 1925.
Renumbered 2412: 2nd June, 1946.
Renumbered 62412: 12th February, 1949.
Reallocated to Dunfermline: 8th January, 1950.
Withdrawn: 1st September, 1950.
Scrapped at BR Cowlairs Works.


Ex-North British Railway Class J (LNER Class D29) 4-4-0 No. 9359 DIRK HATTERAICK approaches The Mound Tunnels as it passes through Princes Street Gardens with an 'up' stopping train during 1938. [Photomatic]

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