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Whistlefield Station1138 viewsA photograph of the North British Railway station at Whistlefield, probably from the late 1920’s or early 1930’s. Note the advertisement for Tennents.
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V3 67679 at Helensburgh984 viewsThe 86-ton Gresley designed V3 engine 67679, from a class introduced in 1939, at Helensburgh Central Station before a journey to Bridgeton Cross in July 1954.
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Trains at Ardui1054 viewsTwo steam trains on the West Highland Line at Ardlui Station, Loch Lomond, on August 13 1959. The engine which can be seen pulling a Glasgow train, no.61342, is a 71-ton Class B1 locomotive. Designed by Thompson, the class was introduced in 1942, and 409 were built.
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Train now leaving967 viewsBritish Railways engine 67619, a Class V1 Gresley design introduced from 1930, weighing 84 tons. Image supplied by Helensburgh man Bobby Brodie who can just be seen in the cab, circa 1955.
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Train at Glen Douglas948 viewsA steam train on the West Highland Line, opened in 1894, enters Glen Douglas Station. Image date unknown.
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Train at Garelochhead1000 viewsA steam train passes through Garelochhead Station. The engine no.67460 is a Class C15 push-and-pull, a class designed by Reid and introduced in 1911, weighing some 68 tons. Image date unknown.
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Tracks cleared143 viewsOn Wednesday February 28 2018 an exceptionally severe blizzard hit much of Scotland and rail services were suspended. The following day a class 37 diesel locomotive with a snowplough was sent from Fort William to Bathgate and then back to Helensburgh to clear the tracks. It reached Helensburgh Central Station on the morning of Friday 2nd March, but passenger services from Helensburgh did not resume until the Sunday morning. Photo by Darrel Hendrie.
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Thomas A.Purves438 viewsThomas A.Purves was stationmaster at Helensburgh Central Station for 31 years before retiring in June 1915 after 50 years service with the North British Railway Company. To mark the occasion, this photo appeared on a postcard published by the Helensburgh printing firm of Lindsay Laidlaw.
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The Northern Belle898 viewsA special excursion with a steam locomotive emblazoned with the name The Northern Belle waits at the pier platform at Craigendoran Station for passengers to alight from steamers. It was a week-long luxury round Britain excursion first introduced in 1933 by the London and North Eastern Railway using Pullman coaches, run four time each summer until the outbreak of World War Two. Image date unknown.
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The Northern Belle856 views6392 engine Malcolm Graeme piloting 6391 Wizard of the Moor on the 'Northern Belle' cruising train, leaving Craigendoran Station in June 1935. Image supplied by Jim Chestnut.
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The Helensburgh Shed990 viewsSteam locomotives at the Helensburgh shed beside the Central Station, with the St Columba Church tower barely visible through the haze. Image date unknown.
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The Great Marquess774 views61994 "The Great Marquess" is seen at Craigendoran junction on May 6 2008. This class K-4 locomotive was built for the London and North Eastern Railway in 1938 specifically for use on the West Highland Line. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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