LMSR 4-6-0 locomotives - MikeMorant
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LMSR Stanier 'Black 5' 4-6-0 no. 4956 at Balornock mpd which was its home shed until 1954. Built at Horwich in 1946 no. 44956 spent its BR days allocated to Scottish sheds and was withdrawn at Carstairs in June 1966.
A viewer has kindly sent me the following description of this scene: "4956 is waiting in line to reverse under the bridge and onto the ashpits and coaling stage at St Rollox/Balornock MPD ( 65B). The bridge is the Broomfield Road bridge alongside the depot. Old maps of the area identify the building behind number 4956 as Broomfield Cottage which was demolished sometime in the early 1960's. The buildings on the horizon are those of Barmulloch Farm, which was demolished in 1949 or 1950 to allow the Barmulloch housing estate where I grew up to be built."
[Mike Morant collection]