On Saturday 27th May 1972, I spent most of the day in the Enterkinfoot/Carronbridge area on the G&SW main line, which was busy with diverted WCML trains, the Annandale route being closed, at least during the day, while electrification works were carried out. In the early afternoon, an EE Type 4 approaches the overbridge just north of Drumlanrig Tunnel carrying the minor road between the A76 at Enterkinfoot and the A702. The train is probably 4M31 (the correct discs are being displayed for a class 4 train), the 11:10 SO from Johnstone to either Manchester or Garforth. Unfortunately, my notes for the day have not surfaced so I cannot be certain of the loco^s identity, but it might be No. 297 which belonged to the LMR^s Preston Division (in effect Carlisle Diesel Depot) at that time. The loco looks as if it has been through works very recently and has had the gangway doors plated over, so I^m hopeful that a class 40 aficionado out there will be able to make a positive identification.
Bill Jamieson [27/05/1972]

The station at Carronbridge circa 1940.
Ian Steele Collection [//1940]

The station house at Carronbridge seen in 1940 during Tom Steele^s spell here as Station Master. [Editor^s note: His son Ian, who was kind enough to provide the old photographs, was born here during that year.]
Ian Steele Collection [//1940]
All photographs of Carronbridge