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Whistlefield Station607 viewsA view of Whistlefield Station, with Loch Long and Loch Goil in the background. Date unknown.
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West Highland Line569 viewsAn old picture of the West Highland railway line viaduct beside Loch Lomond, with a steamer in the distance. Image date unknown.
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Waldie's Hospital Outing648 viewsServicemen patients are pictured outside the World War One Hermitage House Auxiliary Military Hospital, leaving for an outing in 1917 in a carriage from Waldie & Co. The driver is Mr Reynolds, who was also the firm's undertaker. Originally the home of the Cramb family, who sold what was then called Cramb Park to the Town Council in 1911 for £3,750, the mansion became an annexe to Hermitage School after the war. After 1926 it became a council workshop and store, and it was eventually demolished in 1963.
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Vintage car crash669 viewsMacneur & Bryden Ltd. in East Princes Street, Helensburgh, publishers of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times weekly newspaper, printed and published this road accident photograph as a postcard, with the heading 'The Effect of a Motor Collision at Helensburgh'. It took place on June 4 1906 at the junction of Glasgow Street and West Princes Street. The car on the left belonged to Mr F.McAlpine of Helensburgh, and the other to Mr Kirkpatrick of Lagbuie, Shandon.
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Uncle Hector's car28 viewsAn image of an old car, possibly a Sunbeam or Argyll tourer, which has a note on the back: "Uncle Hector driving a car at Helensburgh." The single G registration plate is Glasgow from 1903-21. More information would be welcomed. Image supplied by Donald John Chisholm.
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The Sugar Ship933 viewsAn aerial view of the 8,325 ton Greek cargo ship Captayannis lying on a sandbank near to Ardmore Point not long after she was sunk. On the evening of January 27 1974 the area suffered from a terrific storm which blew the vessel from its anchor and caused it to collide with the BP tanker British Light. The anchor chains of the tanker holed the sugar boat allowing water to pour into her, so she was beached in the shallow waters over the sandbank.
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The Pilcher Hawk Glider708 viewsPercy Pilcher flies his Hawk glider in 1897.
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Stormy Craigendoran Station780 viewsWaves break over the line and platform at Craigendoran Station leading down to the steamer terminal. In the distance is thought to be the old Drumfork Ferry House. The station and terminal opened for business under the North British Railway on May 15 1882, and steamer services were finally withdrawn in 1972. The piers have since become derelict, and on the firth side of the line the station buildings are long gone. Image date unknown.
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Steamer leaving the Gareloch746 viewsThe date of this picture, taken from the Whistler's Glen area above Rhu, is not known, and neither has the steamer been identified. Of particular interest is Kidston Point, bottom left
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Shandon Bus Crash893 viewsA Garelochhead Coach Service double decker bus lies on the beach at Shandon after an accident on the old lochside road in November 1965. Andrew Shirley from Rhu, who is researching the Garelochhead bus companies, believes this bus is MXX 177, one of the former London Transport RT class operated by the firm. It was repaired and put back into service.
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Sailing ship Helensburgh564 viewsThe three masted iron full-rigged ship named Helensburgh, a fine main skysail yarder, was built by Robert Duncan of Port Glasgow in 1883 for Thom & Cameron of Glasgow, but in 1906 they sold her to a Norwegian, M.H.Bruusgaard of Drammen, who renamed her Marita. During World War One she was stopped and sunk on April 23 1917 by a German submarine, U-82, about 110 miles west of St Kilda while on passage from Buenos Aires to Aarhus with a cargo of grain. Image date unknown.
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Rhu Crash729 viewsA Tennent Caledonian delivery van which crashed into the Gareloch at Rhu. Date unknown.
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