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Helensburgh Upper Station953 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 Central750 viewsHelensburgh Central Station, photographed on August 23 1973.
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576 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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Engines at Helensburgh942 viewsThree V1 engines — 67628, 67655 and 67616 — are pictured at the Helensburgh shed, circa 1960. Several engines were based at Helensburgh although they were nominally allocated to Parkhead. Of Gresley design and introduced in 1930, engines in this class weighed 84 tons.
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Helensburgh Upper Station887 viewsA view of Helensburgh Upper Station from the west. 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 circa 1960; copyright D.K.Jones Collection.
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Leaf-clearing train732 viewsA view from the Sinclair Street railway bridge in Helensburgh looking east as a leaf-clearing train climbs the hill from Craigendoran. These trains runs every autumn to blast leaves clear of the railway line to increase the adhesion of trains to the track. Image taken on November 2 2011 and supplied by Stewart Noble.
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LNER rail advert715 viewsThis postcard-size LNER railway advertisement for Helensburgh was the work of artist Frank H.Mason. It says that a Guide can be obtained free from LNER offices and agencies and from the secretary of the Merchants Association in Helensburgh. Date unknown.
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LNER train at Helensburgh Upper799 viewsA LNER passenger train on the West Highland Line waits at Helensburgh Upper Station before completing its journey to Glasgow. The engine's number is 221 and its name was Glen Orchy. It had a 4-4-0 arrangement. Image circa 1928.
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Houseboats at Luss573 viewsHouseboats moored opposite Aldochlay, near Luss, on Loch Lomond. Image date unknown.
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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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Push and pull1003 viewsThis LNER Class C15 Reid N.B. design locomotive, weighing 60 tons, was pictured at Arrochar and Tarbet Station in 1959 by Derek Penney. The class dated from 1911 and was built by the Yorkshire Engine Co. It was one of three which operated the push and pull service from Craigendoran to Arrochar, known as 'The Wee Arrochar'.
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