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Wemyss Bay Station; Interior General View

SC 512798

Description Wemyss Bay Station; Interior General View

Date 1977

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 512798

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Wemyss Bay Station and Pier, Renfrewshire This station was built by the Caledonian Railway to replace the train-shed constructed in the 1860s by the Wemyss Bay Railway. Like its predecessor it was designed for interchange between railway and steamer services. This view shows the approach to the concourse from the ramp to the pier. The fluidity of the handling of the roof was made possible by steel construction, and the spaciousness of the layout enabled large numbers of passengers to be handled quickly. The station was designed by Donald Mathieson, the Caledonian's Chief Engineer, and by James Miller, architect. The interior featured smooth curves to encourage rapid transfer of passengers and luggage between train and steamer. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H78/21/9

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/512798

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