Fifty years ago today; having secured permission to go round Carlisle Kingmoor, this was the melancholy sight which greeted my father and myself as we made our way towards the shed building on 27th August 1967 - Black 5 No. 45120 which had been withdrawn two months previously, with classmate No. 44928 to its left, also a June 1967 casualty. Behind 45120 is a withdrawn 9F, possibly No. 92080 which had succumbed in May.
While the peripheral sidings were full of withdrawn locos, a fair proportion of the 105 locos seen were still active, including two Holbeck Jubilees (45562 and 45593) which had arrived in Carlisle the previous day on dated SO workings over the S&C. In fact it was difficult to believe that 12A was due to close just four months later. I wonder who the young chap on the left is - probably he^s now one of these grey haired old geysers still to be seen at Citadel station whenever steam is due on a special!
Bill Jamieson [27/08/1967]

Britannia Pacific 70011 Hotspur in 5the shed yard at Kingmoor in the summer of 1964.
K A Gray [18/07/1964]

Royal Scot 4-6-0 no 46160 Queen Victoria^s Rifleman with the Warwickshire Railway Society^s Carlisle Tour standing alongside Kingmoor shed, Carlisle, in November 1964.
John Robin [28/11/1964]
All photographs of Kingmoor Shed