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Glasgow, Glebe Street Station Detail of stone sleeper used in construction of crossing keeper's hut

SC 621975

Description Glasgow, Glebe Street Station Detail of stone sleeper used in construction of crossing keeper's hut

Date c. 1965

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 621975

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Booking office, Glebe Street Station, Glebe Street, Glasgow Glebe Street Station was opened in 1831 by the Garnkirk & Glasgow Railway, the first railway in Scotland to be designed for steam locomotive haulage. The line was mainly intended for goods and mineral traffic, but a passenger service was also provided. This shows a stone sleeper forming part of one of the lower courses of a small stone shed at the station claimed since the early 1900s to be the original booking office of the station. It was cut down in height c.1960, revealing that it was built in part of stone sleepers as used in the construction of the railway. The probability is that this shed was built as a crossing-keeper's hut in about 1849, after the line had been re-gauged to standard gauge from 4ft 6ins, and had its stone sleepers replaced by timber ones, and when it was abandoned as a passenger station. This fragment was demolished in c.1966. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H/94

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/621975

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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