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View from S showing trial high-speed Glasgow - Edinburgh train

SC 786081

Description View from S showing trial high-speed Glasgow - Edinburgh train

Date 8/4/1971

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 786081

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Queen Street Station, West George Street, Glasgow This shows the north end of the station, with a bridge carrying Cunningham Street over the station throat, built during the 1870s by Smith & Naysmith. The train is on a trial run of a new high-speed service to Edinburgh, with a diesel locomotive, of the type seen here, at both ends of the train. The bridge in this view was demolished in the 1990s to make way for a multi-storeyed car park, for the Buchanan Galleries shopping mall, which sits on a reinforced-concrete deck over the station throat. The mall itself covers the site on the left above the retaining wall. The first station on this site was opened in 1842 by the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway. It was rebuilt on a larger scale by the North British Railway in the late 1870s, to handle increased traffic, and again by British Railways in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/71/29/38


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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