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The Great Marquess951 views61994 "The Great Marquess" is seen at Craigendoran junction on May 6 2008. This class K-4 locomotive was built for the London and North Eastern Railway in 1938 specifically for use on the West Highland Line. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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Lord of the Isles776 views62005 "Lord of the Isles" pictured at the Old Luss Road Bridge, Kirkmichael, on May 13 2008. This class K-1 locomotive was introduced in 1949 by British Railways and was based on the Class K-4 design of the London and North Eastern Railway. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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Hogwarts Express1080 views"The Hogwarts Express" is pictured at Helensburgh Upper Station on October 9 2007, returning south after filming one of the Harry Potter films. The steam locomotive No. 5972 was built as "Olton Hall" for the Great Western Railway in 1928, but for the purpose of filming was renamed "Hogwarts Castle". Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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Helensburgh Upper engines839 viewsBlack 5 class 45407 and Class K-1 62005 — both without their nameplates — at Helensburgh Upper Station on October 13 2007. The Black 5 class of locomotive was introduced in 1934 by the London Midland and Scottish Railway. The class K-1 locomotives were ordered by the London and North Eastern Railway but were delivered after nationalisation in 1948; they were a modification of the K-4 class which had been introduced in 1938 specifically for use on the West Highland Line. Image supplied by Stewart Noble.
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Craigendoran Station24 viewsA 1919 image of Craigendoran Station, with a steam train to Bridgeton on the main line and another beside the pier platform.
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Leaving Helensburgh666 viewsLNER C16 4-4-2T No.9439 is seen pulling a passenger train out of Helensburgh Central Station in 1938. Behind is the station goods yard.
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910 viewsWar Department Reid N.B. 4-4-2T engine no.9135 pictured in Glen Douglas in 1943 on the 'Wee Arrochar' push-and-pull run between Craigendoran and Arrochar.
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Engine in Glen Douglas956 viewsWar Department 2-8-0 engine no.7720 pictured in Glen Douglas in 1944.
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Wee Arrochar107 viewsThe 'Wee Arrochar' train near Whistlefield in 1957. This LNER Class C15 Reid N.B. design locomotive, weighing 60 tons, was one of a class which dated from 1911 and was built by the Yorkshire Engine Co. It was one of three which operated the push and pull service from Craigendoran to Arrochar. Two years later a diesel railbus took over the service.
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Craigendoran Station65 viewsA Helensburgh to Airdrie train at Craigendoran Station on April 7 1963.
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Tracks cleared658 viewsOn Wednesday February 28 2018 an exceptionally severe blizzard hit much of Scotland and rail services were suspended. The following day a class 37 diesel locomotive with a snowplough was sent from Fort William to Bathgate and then back to Helensburgh to clear the tracks. It reached Helensburgh Central Station on the morning of Friday 2nd March, but passenger services from Helensburgh did not resume until the Sunday morning. Photo by Darrel Hendrie.
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Snow-bound643 viewsOn Wednesday February 28 2018 an exceptionally severe blizzard hit much of Scotland and rail services were suspended in the early afternoon. This photo shows a snow-bound class 334 electric train in Helensburgh Central Station at about 6.30am the following morning. Photo by Darrel Hendrie.
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