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TITLE
LMS 14759 on the turntable at Blair Atholl, August 1931
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_LOCOMOTIVES_008_524
PLACENAME
Blair Atholl
DISTRICT
Perthshire - Highland
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
PERTH: Blair Atholl
DATE OF IMAGE
August 1931
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
25971
KEYWORDS
railway locomotives
Highland Railway locomotives
LMS 14759 on the turntable at Blair Atholl, August 1931

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 14759 (previously CR 941) on the turntable at Blair Atholl in August 1931. It was withdrawn from service in February 1939.

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LMS 14759 on the turntable at Blair Atholl, August 1931

PERTH: Blair Atholl

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 14759 (previously CR 941) on the turntable at Blair Atholl in August 1931. It was withdrawn from service in February 1939.