Caledonian Railway Clas 60 4-6-0 steam locomotive, 1930s.
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Photograph of Caledonian Railway Clas 60 4-6-0 steam locomotive, No 14652, backed by a Caledonian 0-4-4T, No 15163 on the West Coast Main Line. Travelling into Scotland, the West Coast Main Line faces the formidable climb of ten miles at 1 in 100 from Beattock station to the summit. In steam days nearly all trains were asisted from the rear, as shown in this photograph. The train also appears to consist of ventilated vans and containers for meat traffic.