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V3 67679 at Helensburgh1176 viewsThe 86-ton Gresley designed V3 engine 67679, from a class introduced in 1939, at Helensburgh Central Station before a journey to Bridgeton Cross in July 1954.
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Helensburgh engine1238 viewsV1 Engine no.67631, a Gresley design introduced in 1930 and weighing 84 tons, pictured at Helensburgh Central in November 1952.
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215 viewsEngine number 67628, an 84 ton Gresley-designed V1 class 2-6-2T locomotive prepares to leave Helensburgh Central Station. The photo was taken some time between 1956 and 1959 when electric train services were introduced.
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Engine 'Helensburgh'1052 viewsThree of these 47-ton Drummond 4-4-0T locomotives were built in 1879 by Neilson & Co. No further D50s were built, and the last two were withdrawn in 1926. The D50s worked the trains between Glasgow and Helensburgh before being replaced by Reid C15 4-4-2T tank engines in 1913. They then moved to Dundee, Eastfield, and Parkhead. All three members of the D50 class were named — 494 Craigendoran, 495 Roseneath, 496 Helensburgh. Image supplied by Jim Chestnut; date unknown.
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Garelochhead turntable1159 viewsThe engine turntable near Garelochhhead Station. Image date unknown.
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Garelochhead Station715 viewsA view of Garelochhead Station on the West Highland Line. Image, date unknown, supplied by Gordon Fraser.
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Garelochhead Station1125 viewsGarelochhead Station on the West Highland Line. Like all the local upper stations except Rhu, it was originally designed to look like a Swiss chalet. Image date unknown.
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Train at Garelochhead1218 viewsA steam train passes through Garelochhead Station. The engine no.67460 is a Class C15 push-and-pull, a class designed by Reid and introduced in 1911, weighing some 68 tons. Image date unknown.
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Glen Douglas Station1105 viewsGlen Douglas Station on the West Highland Line, which opened in 1894. Image date unknown.
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Helensburgh Central Station1301 viewsA fairly modern view of the Central Station in East Princes Street, taken on September 20 1979.
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Helensburgh Central758 viewsPassengers board a train at Helensburgh Central Station, possibly circa 1890.The photo was taken for Macneur & Bryden Ltd., stationers and publishers of the Helensburgh and Gareloch Times weekly newspaper, whose premises were in East Princes Street opposite the station.
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Helensburgh Central968 viewsA view of Helensburgh Central Station taken from the Grant Street footbridge on May 28 1971, showing the two sidings to the right.
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