Old Photograph LNER Class C15 Steam Train Eastfield Glasgow Scotland
Old photograph of an LNER Class C15 steam train in Eastfield Glasgow, Scotland. William Paton Reid, from Glasgow, who designed this locomotive, was born on 8 September 1854, and died on 2 February 1932. He was apprenticed to the Cowlairs railway works of the North British Railway in 1879 and was Locomotive Superintendent from 1903 to 1919. He was awarded a CBE in 1920. Prior to his appointment, he had been Assistant Locomotive Superintendent to his predecessor, Matthew Holmes. Eastfield was a steam shed under British Railways with the depot code 65A.
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