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Helensburgh Station staff956 viewsStaff at Helensburgh Station, circa 1900. Front row: goods porters Mr Hosie, and John Robertson, goods clerks John Hamilton and Mr Latto, chief goods clerk John Purvis, stationmaster Mr Purvis, booking clerk Ivor McIvor, parcel clerk Tom Govan, passenger porters Tom Govan and Andrew Graham, examiner Peter McFarlane; standing: unknown, parcel carter John Gray, parcel porter Bobby Summers, shunters Robert Wilson and George Melville, foreman William Brown, unknown, signalmen Mr McIntosh and William Lyle.
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Days of steam935 viewsThe 84-ton engine 67621 prepares to pull a steam train from Helensburgh Central to Glasgow. The V1 class, a Gresley design, was introduced in 1930. Image date unknown.
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67613 at Helensburgh849 views67613, pictured at the Helensburgh shed, was of the Gresley-designed V1 class. Introduced in 1930, this class of engine weighed 84 tons. Image date unknown.
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67662 at Helensburgh860 viewsThe Thompson-designed Class L1 engine 67662 takes on water at the Helensburgh shed on June 21 1955. The class was introduced in 1945 and weighed almost 90 tons.
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Rhu Station984 viewsRhu Station on the West Highland Line which opened in 1894. Rhu was the only one of the local upper stations not designed to look like a Swiss chalet. Image date unknown.
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Shandon Station1017 viewsShandon Station on the West Highland Line, which was opened in 1894. Like all the other local upper stations except Rhu, it was designed to look like a Swiss chalet. Image date unknown.
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Station goods yard634 viewsA view of Helensburgh Central Station, the engine shed and goods yard. Image circa 1950, copyright A.Scarsbrook/Initial Photographics.
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Helensburgh Station1044 viewsThe Central Station and goods yard in the days of steam, pictured from the St Columba Church tower. Image date unknown.
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Leaving for Glasgow870 viewsA train pulled by the Gresley V1 2-6-2 Tank Locomotive 67611 is seen leaving Helensburgh Central for Glasgow. Image circa 1950.
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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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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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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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