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View from NE showing locomotive no 67608 departing station

SC 796388

Description View from NE showing locomotive no 67608 departing station

Date 11/1962

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 796388

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Queen Street Station, West George Street, Glasgow, from north-north-east This view from the north-north-east was taken in November 1962, and shows the north end of platforms 3 and 4. The locomotive is a former suburban tank engine, displaced by electrification, and adapted to act as a banking engine to help to take trains up the incline from the station to Cowlairs. The engine is fitted with a slip coupling, operated by a cable and pulley, allowing the locomotive to be uncoupled at the top of the incline without stopping the train. Latterly diesel locomotives were used in this capacity, but modern trains do not require this assistance. 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 CT256


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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