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TITLE
LMS 14757 at Forres, September 1935
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_LOCOMOTIVES_008_516
PLACENAME
Forres
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
MORAYSHIRE
DATE OF IMAGE
25 September 1935
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
25964
KEYWORDS
railway locomotives
Highland Railway locomotives
LMS 14757 at Forres, September 1935

Six 4-6-0 'River'class locomotives were ordered by the Highland Railway from Hawthorn Leslie. The first two (70 'River Ness'and 71 'River Tay') were delivered in September 1915 but it became immediately apparent that they were too heavy for the bridges and much of the track of the Highland Railway. These and the remaining four engines were sold to the Caledonian Railway where they were numbered 938 to 943. After 1923, the LMS strengthened the mainline between Inverness and Perth and so the locos did eventually work on Highland rails. The debacle surrounding the 'River'class caused the resignation of Frederick Smith as Chief Mechanical Engineer. He had held the post since 1912.

This photograph shows LMS 14757 (previously HR 71 and CR 939) at Forres in September 1935. It was withdrawn from service in December 1936.

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LMS 14757 at Forres, September 1935

MORAYSHIRE

1930s

railway locomotives; Highland Railway locomotives

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Locomotives 4 (Smith classes)

Six 4-6-0 'River'class locomotives were ordered by the Highland Railway from Hawthorn Leslie. The first two (70 'River Ness'and 71 'River Tay') were delivered in September 1915 but it became immediately apparent that they were too heavy for the bridges and much of the track of the Highland Railway. These and the remaining four engines were sold to the Caledonian Railway where they were numbered 938 to 943. After 1923, the LMS strengthened the mainline between Inverness and Perth and so the locos did eventually work on Highland rails. The debacle surrounding the 'River'class caused the resignation of Frederick Smith as Chief Mechanical Engineer. He had held the post since 1912.<br /> <br /> This photograph shows LMS 14757 (previously HR 71 and CR 939) at Forres in September 1935. It was withdrawn from service in December 1936.