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View from SSW showing Edinburgh - Glasgow train entering station

SC 795426

Description View from SSW showing Edinburgh - Glasgow train entering station

Date 1986

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 795426

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Train at Queen Street Station, West George Street, Glasgow This view from the south was taken in about 1986, and shows a push-pull train from Edinburgh arriving at platform 2. These trains were introduced in 1979, and had a type 47/7 diesel-electric locomotive at one end and a driving trailer (seen here) at the other. The retaining walls and bridge seen here date from the 1878-80 remodelling of the station. The bridge was built by Smith & Naysmith, a Glasgow firm. It was demolished in the early 1990s to make way for the Buchanan Galleries shopping centre, part of which is on a deck over the railway. 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 CT59


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