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Picture of the Week: 62277 Gordon Highlander
Picture of the Week: 62277 Gordon Highlander

Here’s an old timer what a great machine GNSR (Great North of Scotland Railway) D40 4-4-0 62277 ‘Gordon Highlander’ nickname ‘the soldier’ blows off standing at Elgin. Built by the North British Locomotive Company Glasgow 1920 and withdrawn in 1958. Fortunately it’s still with us preserved as number 49 and I think it’s at the Scottish Railway Museum Bo’ness now in it’s original livery not this black stuff. The protective sheet is well and truly wrapped around the cab inside and the windows are firmly closed so it must be pretty cold up there.
November 1953


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