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I have been watching some Ken Elwood films of the end of steam in the NW, which has inspired me to run some goods trains this evening.  Firstly here is a Black 5 hauled loose coupled goods typical of the late 60s.  Apologies for the absence of a headcode.

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 The NBR J36 0-6-0s were amongst the last steam classes in Scotland.  Here is mine earning it's keep on a southbound coal train 

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A K1 plods steadily north towards the summit at Whinburgh - the signalman has been speedy in replacing the home signal to danger

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In the meantime, the J36 has reached Whitrope summit and heads towards the tunnel where the fireman can put down his shovel for a bit

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So seven vans, including a vanfit and a horsebox, but not  a Southern Railway van in sight. Monstrous. I demand a recount. 

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The J36s were the very last steam locomotives to be withdrawn in Scotland.  Thornton's 65345 (active until 4th June) and Dunfermline's 65288 (latterly stored) were both condemned on 5th June 1967.  I believe both had been retained pending possible use in a film contract which never materialised.  A photograph of 65288 at Dunfermline shed appeared in the March 2018 issue of BRM alongside the "all conquering diesels" which proved to be North British 225hp 0-4-0DH shunters.  At least one of Dunfermline's examples was withdrawn prior to 65288's demise and two more were withdrawn in August 1967.

  

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1 hour ago, coronach said:

 The NBR J36 0-6-0s were amongst the last steam classes in Scotland.  Here is mine earning it's keep on a southbound coal train.

 

Not just "amongst the last", but the last steam class in Scotland. 65288 of Dunfermline and 65345 of Thornton Junction were withdrawn in June 1967 as the last steam engines shedded in Scotland.

 

Edit - beaten to it by 65288_62C above!

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Smashing set of pictures, and everything just looking so 'right'.

 

Its always a pleasure for me to see your layout

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