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Ex-Caledonian 4-4-0 no 54440 stands on Balornock Shed in pouring rain on 27 May 1950.

Ex-Caledonian 4-4-0 no 54440 stands on Balornock Shed in pouring rain on 27 May 1950.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1950]


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Inter-city 125 High Speed Train: Owners' Workshop Manual

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