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The Age of Steam
As a youngster I was brought up in the 'steam' age. I remember watching single passenger carriage drawn by steam trains pass the primary school when out playing. Most are photographs I have collected over the years and may not be from Fife. I thought they would be of interest to those folks into Steam Trains. If anyone can tell me where these photographs were taken, or any information about the trains, please get in touch by e-mail.

Many thanks to Steven Chambers who got in touch and filled in a lot of the gaps below.

The train above Buckhaven Gasworks is a W.A.C.Smith photo of a BR Standard 2-6-0
with a 1958 football special from Glasgow Queen St. to Methil (for Bayview).

Thanks to Steve Chambers for the above information.

Engine No. 248A in Ladybank
NBR No 248 was built by William Simpson & Co in Aberdeen in 1851 for the Stirling & Dunfermline Rly. Renumbered 248A in 1892, withdrawn 1895

The following 3 photo's all appear in the Angus Railway Group's Steam Album No1.
This is NBR Y9 0-4-0 saddle tank (LNER) No 8107, South Union St, Dundee, 1947.
The wagon at the rear of the train has the following written on the bottom left:
'Loco Dept Dundee - DE 971563'
The building in the background is the Mathers Hotel and a road sign has A92 written on it. Also out of interest, written in the dust on the rear of the train are the words - The Pirate.

Caledonian Rly 4-2-2 No123 at Dundee West with a Stephenson Locomotive
Society special on 20.5.1961. The train has the words 'SLS Tour' written on a plaque.
It also has CR on coal wagon and the following numbers on the front:
171 and R23

ex LMS 8P 4-6-2 No 46209 Princess Beatrice at Glasgow Central with the
13.30 Midday Scot. Date 1951-62.
The Plaque reads - 'The Mid-Day Scot'
The engineer appears to be changing or working on the lamp

46209 is a ex-London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) Princess class
pacific (4-6-2) called "Princess Beatrice" built 1935 Crewe, one of 13
(I think?) such locos as built, numbered 6200-1, 6203-6212. The class
was commonly known as Lizzies.

Dundee, Tay Bridge on a summer Saturday. Locos are L to R B1 4-6-0 61146,
Fairburn class 4MT 2-6-4T No 42692, K3 2-6-0 No 61878 and
"Crab" class 5 2-6-0 No 42746

Station sign says - 'Dundee' - possible 'Tay Bridge'.
Photo at "Dundee Tay Bridge" (I can't confirm this) shows on the far
left a ex-LNER B1 loco. (LNER locos had 60000 added to their number on
nationalisation in 1947, like the ex-LMS locos had 40000, ex-Southern
20000 and ex-Great Western retained their cast brass numbers).

Black 5 4-6-0 45423 at Crieff, early 1960s
45423 is a British Railways ex-LMS "black 5" mixed traffic 4-6-0
designed by William Stanier, built late 1930s. Look on the smokebox
door you might see a shed code such as 16A.

British Aluminium Company, Burntisland. 0-4-0ST No 1, Built by Peckett,
works No 1376, in 1915. Loco now preserved, and company site levelled

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