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‘No. 125 Class’ 2-4-0 1867


Notwithstanding the new locomotive types introduced under Robert Sinclair, when S.W. Johnson took over as Locomotive Superintendent, the GER was still chronically short of locomotives. As a stop-gap, Johnson managed to have five 2-4-0s that he had ordered from Neilson & Co. before he left the North British Railway diverted to the GER instead. These were inside cylinder engines with 6-ft. 0½-in. diameter driving wheels, and outside frames to the leading wheels, with domeless boilers. They were not rebuilt, and only minor modifications were made to them during their lives. They were scrapped in 1884-86.