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TITLE
BR 55053 outside Helmsdale shed, April 1952
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_LOCOMOTIVES_008_347
PLACENAME
Helmsdale
DISTRICT
Kildonan, Loth and Clyne
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Kildonan
DATE OF IMAGE
23 April 1952
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
25809
KEYWORDS
railway locomotives
Highland Railway locomotives
BR 55053 outside Helmsdale shed, April 1952

In 1905/06 the Highland Railway built four 0-4-4 tank engines to work on its various small branch lines. Numbered 25, 40, 45 and 46, they were the last locomotives to be built at the company's Lochgorm works in Inverness. Two of the class survived well into the days of British Railways.

This photograph shows BR 55053 (previously HR 45) outside Helmsdale shed in April 1952. It continued in service until eventually being withdrawn in January 1957. It was the last HR engine in service.

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BR 55053 outside Helmsdale shed, April 1952

SUTHERLAND: Kildonan

1950s

railway locomotives; Highland Railway locomotives

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Locomotives 3 (Drummond classes)

In 1905/06 the Highland Railway built four 0-4-4 tank engines to work on its various small branch lines. Numbered 25, 40, 45 and 46, they were the last locomotives to be built at the company's Lochgorm works in Inverness. Two of the class survived well into the days of British Railways.<br /> <br /> This photograph shows BR 55053 (previously HR 45) outside Helmsdale shed in April 1952. It continued in service until eventually being withdrawn in January 1957. It was the last HR engine in service.