This week we were contacted by John Poyner. John attached two very interesting holiday snaps. In the summer of 1964 John undertook a cycling tour from him home in Birmingham and was visiting the Aberdeen station area in late July. The photos above show D9016 in Aberdeen Ferryhill shed yard with new nameplates covered over prior to naming and later, D9016 in Aberdeen station together with preserved 4-4-0 No 49 Gordon Highlander. D9016 was shortly to be named in the presence of ‘pipers’ from the Regiment.
John also sent us a shot of D9000 at York which can be found in the relevant Gallery
Thanks very much John for sharing these photos with us.