THE overhaul of Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway-based McIntosh 439 class 0-4-4T No. 419 has been completed, and by the time this issue of The RM goes on sale, the St Rollox-built loco will have taken part in the railway’s grand Caledonian Railway Reunion gala with the Strathspey Railway’s ‘812’ 0-6-0 No. 828.
The flagship of the Scottish Railway Preservation Society stands on shed on October 27, its distinctive Perth Blue livery looking resplendent in the sun. IAN LOTHIAN
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