Galashiels [1st]

Scene near Galashiels North box in the early 1930s. Approaching is smartly turned out Gresley LNER D49 4-4-0 265 (later 62705) Lanarkshire with an up express which, although the headboard is unreadable, is probably the 'Thames – Forth Express'. This train, which ran between 1927 and the outbreak of WWII, was the forerunner of the latter day Waverley. The train is about to pass LNER D32 4-4-0 9892 (later 62453). Both locomotives ended their days in Edinburgh with the D32 withdrawn from St Margarets in 1948 and the D49 from Haymarket in 1959. [Ref query 652]

Location: Galashiels [1st]

Company: Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway)

Photographer: Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney)

Make contact: Dougie Squance (Courtesy Bruce McCartney)

Image number: 57976


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