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Muirkirk Engine Shed 67B

Muirkirk Engine Sheds in 1951
Muirkirk Engine Shed in 1951

Muirkirk Engine shed was closed on 5th October 1964 - location NS69532645
The Muirkirk Engine Shed was demolished in 1987

For railway buffs, the engine is the ex Caledonian Railway 4-4-0 LMS 3P No 54504.
These locomotive were designed by Pickersgill and 32 were built at the Caledonian Railway Works between 1920 and 1922 as the Caledonian Railway 72 Class.
Caledonian Railway numbers of the locomotives were 66 to 97
All transferred to British Railways in the number series 54477 to 54508.
The first loco withdrawn from service was 54481 in 1953 after an accident
It is understood than none of this class of locomotive have been preserved.

Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 61 tons 5 cwt
Driving Wheel: 6' 6"
Boil Press: 180lb/sq in Su
Cylinders: Two 20?" x 26" (inside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (piston valves)
TE: 21,435 lb

To the right of the picture there are two figures,
probably too small for anyone to identify unfortunately.


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