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Train at Garelochhead953 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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Glen Douglas Station867 viewsGlen Douglas Station on the West Highland Line, which opened in 1894. Image date unknown.
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Helensburgh Central Station1026 viewsA fairly modern view of the Central Station in East Princes Street, taken on September 20 1979.
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Helensburgh Central376 viewsPassengers board a train at Helensburgh Central Station, possibly circa 1890.The photo was taken for Macneur & Bryden Ltd., stationers and publishers of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times weekly newspaper, whose premises were in East Princes Street opposite the station.
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Helensburgh Central721 viewsA view of Helensburgh Central Station taken from the Grant Street footbridge on May 28 1971, showing the two sidings to the right.
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Helensburgh derailment1130 viewsThis derailment, which occurred about 1968, is shown from the Adelaide Street footbridge looking west towards Helensburgh Central Station.
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The Helensburgh Shed949 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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Early Helensburgh Station1006 viewsAn 1875 picture of the second of three Helensburgh stations. From 1857 the first station was at George Street, but by 1862 the railway had been brought to this East Princes Street site to the east of the present Central Station, which replaced it a few years later.
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Helensburgh Upper Station964 viewsA view of Helensburgh Upper Station in its heyday. A very deep cutting was excavated for the station on the West Highland Railway, which opened to traffic in 1894. Like all the local upper stations except Rhu, it was originally designed to look like a Swiss chalet, and it had its own coalyard to east of Sinclair Street where the Maclachlan Road flats are now. Image date unknown.
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Helensburgh Upper Station912 viewsA view of Helensburgh Upper in its heyday, looking east towards the Sinclair Street bridge. Photograph taken in July 1959.
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Helensburgh Central714 viewsHelensburgh Central Station, photographed on August 23 1973.
Helensburgh_engine.jpg
535 viewsThe North British Railway's D50 Class, 4-4-0T No. 496, Helensburgh, pictured in 1910. It was built for passenger services on the Glasgow-Helensburgh line by Neilson & Co in 1879.
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