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An unidentified ex-HR 'River' class loco on train near Killiecrankie
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_TRAINS_004_630
PLACENAME
Killiecrankie
DISTRICT
Perthshire - Highland
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
PERTH: Blair Atholl
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
28602
KEYWORDS
locomotives
trains
An unidentified ex-HR 'River' class loco on train near Killiecrankie

An ex-Highland Railway 'River' class loco on train near Killiecrankie.

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.

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An unidentified ex-HR 'River' class loco on train near Killiecrankie

PERTH: Blair Atholl

locomotives; trains

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Trains 4 (miscellaneous)

An ex-Highland Railway 'River' class loco on train near Killiecrankie.<br /> <br /> 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.