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TITLE
HR 6 'Bruce'
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_LOCOMOTIVES_001_015
PLACENAME
unidentified
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
24529
KEYWORDS
railway locomotives
Highland Railway locomotives
HR 6 'Bruce'

A photograph of HR No. 6 'Bruce'.

This locomotive was built for the Inverness & Aberdeen Junction Railway by Hawthorns of Leith in May 1858. Part of the Alexander Alan-designed 'Seafield' class it had a 2-4-0 wheel arrangement and was intended to be used specifically for goods traffic. As there was no through connection to the south, all seven engines in this class were transported by sea to Lossiemouth and then on the Morayshire Railway which connected to the I&AJR.

It was transferred to the newly-formed Highland Railway in 1865. The HR had it rebuilt in 1874 with larger cylinders and a new name, 'Helmsdale'.

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HR 6 'Bruce'

railway locomotives; Highland Railway locomotives

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Locomotives 1 (pre-1870 classes)

A photograph of HR No. 6 'Bruce'.<br /> <br /> This locomotive was built for the Inverness & Aberdeen Junction Railway by Hawthorns of Leith in May 1858. Part of the Alexander Alan-designed 'Seafield' class it had a 2-4-0 wheel arrangement and was intended to be used specifically for goods traffic. As there was no through connection to the south, all seven engines in this class were transported by sea to Lossiemouth and then on the Morayshire Railway which connected to the I&AJR.<br /> <br /> It was transferred to the newly-formed Highland Railway in 1865. The HR had it rebuilt in 1874 with larger cylinders and a new name, 'Helmsdale'.