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Glasgow, West George Street, Queen Street Station; Interior View upwards showing iron girder roof consruction

SC 605169

Description Glasgow, West George Street, Queen Street Station; Interior View upwards showing iron girder roof consruction

Date 1968

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 605169

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Roof, Queen Street Station, Glasgow This station was opened in 1842 by the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway, with a large train shed. A former church and some other existing buildings were incorporated. In 1855-6 a new carriage entrance was built in Dundas Street. The train shed was replaced in 1880, and the 1855-6 buildings were demolished in 1968. This shows part of iron frame of the roof of the 1855-6 block, after the timber panels and slates had been removed. The timber frames for the panels are still in place on the left slope. Note the lightness and simplicity of the main roof trusses. The building had a central area for carriages, used by taxis until the 1950s, with side and rear pavements for pedestrians. It was demolished in 1968, and replaced by the present entrance and booking offices. It was obviously designed by an accomplished architect, perhaps Charles Wilson. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H68/418A/2A

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/605169

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