Caledonian Railway No.123

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Caledonian Railway No.123

Post by Deepol » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:23 am

Some memories of this superb loco prior to her becoming a museum exhibit.
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123-official.jpg
Her official photo as built
123-cab.jpg
Railway dignitaries at her restoration
123-CaledonianStock-18March1958-recommissioning.jpg
Official pic with the two Caley coaches- March 18 1958.
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Re: Caledonian Railway No.123

Post by Deepol » Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:44 pm

Some more of her after restoration.
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123-railtour1960s.JPG
On a tour in the 1960s
123-VicWelch-painting.jpg
One of Vic Welch's paintings from a calendar
123-49GordonHighlander-Carstairs-railtour.jpg
with Gordon Highlander at Carstairs.
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Re: Caledonian Railway No.123

Post by Deepol » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:20 am

Three more memories.
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EAGLE-cutaway- Caledonian123.jpg
Eagle cutaway drawing
123-Easter1963.jpg
Can't remember where this was taken or who sent it to me: the (in)famous Easter 1963 tour on the Callander and Oban when a blizzard was encountered on the return.
123-ClydebankRiverside-Easter1963.jpg
Frozen stiff we stuck it out at Clydebank Riverside to see her stop there.
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Re: Caledonian Railway No.123

Post by Deepol » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:16 pm

123-256GlenDouglas-Oban1962.jpg
Another memory of 123 in this mag cutting with GLEN DOUGLAS at Oban on a return railtour in 1962.
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Re: Caledonian Railway No.123

Post by Deepol » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:09 pm

Some more of her when out on the line.
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123-256GlenDouglas-49GordonHighlander-103-DawsholmPressReview1959.jpg
At Dawsholm being inspected by Scottish Region dignitaries prior I believe to the Scottish Industries Exhibition of 1959 in which they played a big part.
123-49GordonHighlander-KelvinHall1959 1.jpg
At Partick Central renamed Kelvin Hall in 1959 with Gordon Highlander on a special.
123EngineCallander.jpg
From a tv documentary-looking from above at Callander in 1963 before the infamous Easter blizzard came!
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Re: Caledonian Railway No.123

Post by Deepol » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:26 pm

In 1963 CR 123 visited the Bluebell Railway and these are some photos of her time there.
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CR 123-120 -light.engines.Bluebellvisit-1963-spotters.jpg
She worked with the LSWR T9 120 and this is a shot of them running light through one of the South London stations.
CR123-T9-120-SRShed1963.jpg
On one of the London sheds.
123-120DepEastGrinstead1963.jpg
I think this is East Grinstead.
CR 123 Caledonian Railway 123 at Victoria with T9 No.120 Jon Gerralde collection.jpg
A super shot at Victoria from the collection of the late Jon Gerralde courtesy Mike Redmayne.
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Re: Caledonian Railway No.123

Post by Deepol » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:27 am

Just after joining the railway in 1964 I was lucky enough to get a ticket for a railtour to Callander with 123 and the two Caledonian coaches.
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CR 123 ticket.jpg
Ticket to ride.....
CR123 callander 5.jpg
Leaving Buchanan Street from Stuart Sellar's film.
CR123 Callander 39 Oct.64.jpg
At Callander also from Stuart.
CR 123 Callander 1964.jpg
Ready to leave on the return following the service train from Oban to Buchanan Street worked by an NBL Type 2.
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