Old Photograph Steam Train William Whitelaw Eastfield Glasgow Scotland

Old photograph of the LNER Gresley Class steam train William Whitelaw in Eastfield Glasgow, Scotland. Eastfield was a steam shed under British Railways with the depot code 65A. The names for the LNER Gresley Class locomotives came from a variety of sources. The first, Great Northern, was named after its parent company. Others were given the names of high ranking railway officials. William Stephen Ian Whitelaw, 1st Viscount Whitelaw, born 28 June 1918, died 1 July 1999, often known as Willie Whitelaw, was a British Conservative Party politician who served in a wide number of Cabinet positions, most notably as Home Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister.

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