Railways in Midlothian, Scotland

South Queensferry

Distillery SIdings  -  South Queensferry

Edinburgh Railways  -  South Queensferry Distillery Sidings  65243

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Mike Jarron, East Lothian, Scotland


South Queensferry

The Photo

Thank you to Mike Jarron for providing the photograph above.  Mike wrote:

"Here, locomotive 65243  is in the sidings of the distillery at South Queensferry.  A pier of the Forth Road Bridge, under construction, can be seen in the background."

Mike Jarron:  East Lothian, Scotland:  February 22, 2007

The Forth Road Bridge opened in 1964.


This locomotive, was named 'Maude'.  Originally, it was North British Railways locomotive No 673, built by Neilson & Co, Glasgow in 1891.

It was purchased by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society (SRPS), in 1966, about three years after the photograph above was taken.

SRPS operates a preserved railway line between Bo'ness and Kinneil in West Lothian.

'Maude' has since travelled:

-   to the 'Rainhill 150 Celebrations' near Manchester in 1980.

-  on the 'Steam Specials' between Fort William and Mallaig in 1984.

-   on the SRPS preserved railway line.

-  on 'SRPS Railtours' in Scotland.



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