LMSR 4-6-0 locomotives - MikeMorant
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A nice shot of a Stanier Black '5' 4-6-0 awaiting departure with a boat train from Stranraer Harbour in 1964. 44995 was based at 67A Corkerhill shed and was withdrawn from there in November 1966.
Dave Thoms has added this invaluable background: 44995 was a long-time Dumfries engine from 1/56 to 5/66 thence to Corkerhill until withdrawal in 11/66. It is, I think, heading a Stranraer harbour to Dumfries train via Newton Stewart, with a Swindon built DMU on the Glasgow via Ayr service just visible on the right of picture. Typically the Dumfries train is LMS design stock and so this it could well be the midday SO Stranraer to Newcastle.
The Sealink ferry in the background is the TSS Caledonian Princess which was three years old when this shot was taken. She operated on the Larne-Stranraer route and was built as a two-class vessel with accommodation for 400 1st class passengers and 1,000 in 2nd class. On her vehicle deck was space for 103 cars. She ended up being a nightclub at Gateshead on the Tyne and was sold to a Greek buyer as recently as July 2008.

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