Douglas Abercrombie Year: 1944Movements of Rapier - General Montgomery's train
The "War Office" direction for the movement of Gen.Montgomery's special train "Rapier". Arrived Dalwhinnie Tuesday 9th May, departed Saturday 13th May 1944. This train did not have a dedicated locomotive - it was hauled by "black fives"-powerful steam engines. The steam heating was supplied by the locomotive "Ben Alder" which travelled down from Aviemore. The "Ben Alder" was scrapped in 1963.
Picture added on 03 September 2012 at 11:13