"This photo is of 37081 undertaking its
shunting duties at the Texaco Oil Plant. Its train was split into
two and reversed into the terminal. The locomotive would then travel to
Granton square and sit beside the bothy opposite the pub and bakery,
before returning to the terminal for its return working to Grangemouth.
I took this photo around 1978-79"
"Things were a lot different then.
During the school holidays, after getting to know some of the drivers, a
friend and I used to be given the task of looking after the loco.
We sat in the cab while the
train crew visited the pub for lunch. Somehow I don't think that
would go down well these days.
This is what got me interested in railways.
\We even had a shot of driving the loco on a couple of occasions.
Steve Wakefield, January 2, 2013