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View from SSW showing SSW front of clock tower and part of station building

SC 775998

Description View from SSW showing SSW front of clock tower and part of station building

Date 16/2/1971

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 775998

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Wemyss Bay Railway Station and Pier, Inverclyde This shows the station's clock-tower, with, on the left, part of the exterior of the curved ramp which links the station with the pier, behind the viewpoint of this view. The whole complex was designed to handle large numbers of excursionists quickly and without fuss. The tower is a landmark. This complex is still in use, though the numbers of people using the interchange are much reduced from its designed capacity. The sub-structure of the pier was replaced in reinforced concrete in the 1980s, and the station was extensively repaired in the 1990s. The first station and pier on this site were opened in 1865 by the Wemyss Bay Railway, to provide a railway pier for steamer services on the lower Clyde estuary. The company was absorbed by the Caledonian Railway, who rebuilt the facilities to provide an interface between its trains and steamers. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/71/7/5

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/775998

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