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8F 45170 Bo'ness Arrival

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North British Locomotive Company Built Turkish 8f number 45170. arrived at Bo'ness on Thursday evening the 13th, after being displayed for the day in Glasgow under the Finnieston Crane. There will be a ‘Welcome Home!’ event on the Bo’ness and Kinneil
Railway on the 15th November, with the locomotive on display in Bo’ness platform, where there will be the chance to inspect 45170, and to buy some merchandise. SRPS member will be admitted free of charge on production of their membership card, while there will be platform ticket (£2) for non-members.The Scottish Railway Preservation Society purchased the Glasgow- built LMS 8F 2-8-0 locomotive that spent most of its life in Turkey. Built at the North British Locomotive Works in 1942 for the Ministry of Supply, it was loaned to the LMS then sent to Turkey in 1943 as part of the war effort. At the end of WW2 it became No. 45170 in the Turkish Railways fleet.On arriving at Bo’ness the locomotive will be housed in the Museum of Scottish Railways where it will be on view to the public. Pending overhaul it will receive some ongoing cosmetic restoration to be undertaken as a youth group project.

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