08827 at Irvine
08827 shunts at Irvine in this shot from the late 1970s/early 1980s. The pilot loco here was provided by Ayr depot, but this one doesn't have the distinctive markings of a Scottish Class 08, namely the oversized numbers, and BR logo on the battery box, as applied by Glasgow Works. The reason is that 827 had not long been transferred north, moving from Bescot to Ayr around 1977/78.