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Signal box203 viewsThe old signal box just outside Helensburgh Central Station, with Alma Place in the background. Image date unknown.
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Station goods yard856 viewsA view of Helensburgh Central Station, the engine shed and goods yard. Image circa 1950, copyright A.Scarsbrook/Initial Photographics.
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Helensburgh Station1239 viewsThe Central Station and goods yard in the days of steam, pictured from the St Columba Church tower. Image date unknown.
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Leaving for Glasgow1036 viewsA train pulled by the Gresley V1 2-6-2 Tank Locomotive 67611 is seen leaving Helensburgh Central for Glasgow. Image circa 1950.
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Thomas A.Purves674 viewsThomas A.Purves was stationmaster at Helensburgh Central Station for 31 years before retiring in June 1915 after 50 years service with the North British Railway Company. To mark the occasion, this photo appeared on a postcard published by the Helensburgh printing firm of Lindsay Laidlaw.
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Train at Glen Douglas1134 viewsA steam train on the West Highland Line, opened in 1894, enters Glen Douglas Station. Image date unknown.
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Trains at Ardui1271 viewsTwo steam trains on the West Highland Line at Ardlui Station, Loch Lomond, on August 13 1959. The engine which can be seen pulling a Glasgow train, no.61342, is a 71-ton Class B1 locomotive. Designed by Thompson, the class was introduced in 1942, and 409 were built.
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Whistlefield Station2004 viewsA photograph of the North British Railway station at Whistlefield, probably from the late 1920’s or early 1930’s. Note the advertisement for Tennents.
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