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0-4-0ST North British Railway G class No.42
(LNER Y9 Class) (BR No.68095)

NBR No.42 picture
No.42 on display in the Museum of Scottish Railways, Bo'ness, in 2007.

SRPS Core Collection, acquired 1992, on display in Museum Hall 1.
Bronze green North British Railway passenger livery.
Built 1887, NBR Cowlairs Works, Springburn, Glasgow.

No.42 is built to the same design (with detail differences) as "Kelton Fell". The design originated with Neilsons at Hyde Park Works, Springburn, Glasgow. It was later built by both main line railway companies, the North British Railway and the Caledonian Railway, which had their main works in the Springburn area. Each company bought one locomotive from Neilsons, then built their own version. This locomotive is one of the North British Railway "G" class, which numbered thirty eight engines which were used for shunting duties in ports and industrial sidings.

The standard cab side bunkers held no more than 18cwt of coal, and so locomotives of this class often ran coupled to a coal wagon. Thirty five engines of the class were taken over by the LNER, and thirty three passed into British Railways ownership.

No.42 was rebuilt in 1915, and cabsides were added in 1931. As No.68095, and based with other members of the class at St Margaret's Shed, Edinburgh, from where they worked at Leith docks, this locomotive was the last of the class to be withdrawn, in December 1962. It was bought by Jim Morris and put on display at Lytham Transport Museum, Lancashire.

In 1992, No.42 was bought by the SRPS with the aid of a grant from the National Fund for Acquisitions.

The NBR bronze green passenger livery looks well, and is a high quality finish, but unfortunately, the NBR painted its goods engines black!

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