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TITLE
Two HR class '18' locomotives including No. 27A 'Conon'
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_LOCOMOTIVES_001_043
PLACENAME
Culloden
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
28 August 1923
PERIOD
1920s
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
24550
KEYWORDS
railway locomotives
Highland Railway locomotives
Highland Railway Society
HRS
Two HR class '18' locomotives including No. 27A 'Conon'

A photograph of two HR class '18' engines, including No. 27 'Conon', at Culloden Moor.

These locomotives were built for the Inverness & Aberdeen Junction Railway by Sharp Stewart in August 1863, part of the ten-strong '18' class. They had 2-4-0 wheel arrangements. They passed to the newly-formed Highland Railway in 1865. The HR had 27 rebuilt with new cylinders and other fittings in February 1891. It was renumbered several times - to 27A in 1913, 27B in 1916 and back to 27A in April 1918.

Withdrawn in 1923 it was by far the longest-serving engine in the class, working 14 years longer than HR 21. It did pass to the LMS after the grouping but was never numbered.

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Two HR class '18' locomotives including No. 27A 'Conon'

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1920s

railway locomotives; Highland Railway locomotives; Highland Railway Society; HRS

Highland Railway Society

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

A photograph of two HR class '18' engines, including No. 27 'Conon', at Culloden Moor.<br /> <br /> These locomotives were built for the Inverness & Aberdeen Junction Railway by Sharp Stewart in August 1863, part of the ten-strong '18' class. They had 2-4-0 wheel arrangements. They passed to the newly-formed Highland Railway in 1865. The HR had 27 rebuilt with new cylinders and other fittings in February 1891. It was renumbered several times - to 27A in 1913, 27B in 1916 and back to 27A in April 1918.<br /> <br /> Withdrawn in 1923 it was by far the longest-serving engine in the class, working 14 years longer than HR 21. It did pass to the LMS after the grouping but was never numbered.