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Interior View showing 'mexican bean' railcars of West Highland Line train

SC 795424

Description Interior View showing 'mexican bean' railcars of West Highland Line train

Date 1986

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 795424

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Train at Queen Street Station, West George Street, Glasgow This view from the south-south-west was taken in 1986, and shows a West Highland Railway train, which has just arrived. The first two coaches are a two-car diesel railcar set, specially painted to operate a tourist service between Oban and Fort William. The Skye Terrier on the side of the railcar was a symbol of its allocation to the West Highland Railway lines. The set was known locally as the 'Mexican Bean'. On the right is the end of the locomotive which had hauled the train. It was a type 37, one of a number altered to serve on the West Highland Railway lines. Queen Street Station was opened in 1842 by the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway, and rebuilt and extended by the North British Railway in 1878-80. It was rebuilt again by British Railways in the 1960s, retaining the overall roof of 1880. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference CT58


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