Carstairs based Black 5 no 45173 on Strawfrank Troughs with a Lockerbie train on 24 July 1964. The train has just cleared Float Viaduct which can be seen in the left background. 45173 was withdrawn from 64D later that same month.
John Robin [24/07/1964]

Corkerhill Standard Class 5 4-6-0 no 73122 passing over Stawfrank troughs with an up relief WCML service on 17 July 1965.
John Robin [17/07/1965]

Trackside photography in close proximity to watertroughs required judgement and agility - for reasons well illustrated in this shot of Black 5 45360 approaching at speed on Strawfrank Troughs with scoop down and tender overflowing. The date is 17 July 1965 and the train is a Crewe - Aberdeen relief... (and the answer is yes, but it could have been a lot worse..)
John Robin [17/07/1965]
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