I was pleased to see the piece in The True line about the wanderings of 123. There was a photograph appeared on ebay some time ago of 123, said to be at Battersea Wharf 10/6/53. I couldn't quite believe it, but all is now explained. The loco has very glossy chimney and smokebox, and large initials on the tender. What is surprising is that my father didn't take me to see it at St Enoch's -- he wouldn't usually miss such an event. I had after all been taken to the Indian engine in George Square a couple of years previously.
I have a recollection of seeing 123 at Dawsholm over the winter 1955/1956,along with the other preserved Scottish locos, but I can't remember whether she had been restored to steam then.
The day to day working of the Caledonian Railway Company, including its constituents and successors.
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