61994 1955-06 Eastfield MPD
Ex-LNER Gresley 'K4' class 2-6-0 No. 61994 'The Great Marquess'. Built at Darlington in July 1938 as LNER No. 3442, withdrawn in December 1961 and preserved.
Seen in the gritty environs of Eastfield MPD in Glasgow, 'The Great Marquess' is seen in June 1956 before her preservation days. It is a truly sobering thought that 23 years in LNER/BR service have now been followed by over 60 years in preservation! Incidentally, James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose (1612-50) was a Scottish nobleman and soldier, lord lieutenant, later viceroy and captain general of Scotland. His eventful life and grisly death are worth a read!
© Ken Widd-SA Collection