Muirkirk Railway Men

Muirkirk train at Kilmarnock

Muirkirk railwaymen Will Parker (left) and Thomas Palmer (right)
on the footplate of engine 14354 at Kilmarnock sometime pre-1943

This picture originally appeared in the Daily Record with the headline "Is This My Holiday train?" and caption "This wee girl with her holiday kit made sure she boarded the right train at Kilmarnock Station on Saturday, at the beginning of the Kilmarnock Grozet Fair, when large numbers left the town for coast and country."

For railway buffs, the engine is the ex Caledonian Railway "Dunalastair" engine number 145, pictured here as LMS 14354. These locomotive were designed by McIntosh and this engine was built at the LMS St Rollox Works in Glasgow on on 30th June 1903. 14354 was withdrawn from service at the Aviemore Engine Shed around 1942 and disposed of at the British Railways Works in Kilmarnock around 1943.

Motive Power Details
Weight: Loco 56 tons 10 cwt
Driving Wheel: 6' 6"
Boil Press: 180lb/sq in Su
Cylinders: Two 19" x 26" (inside)
Valve Gear: Stephenson (piston valves)
TE: 18,410 lb

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