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Centenary670 viewsA postcard issued on August 5 1994 to mark the centenary of the West Highland Railway in Helensburgh.
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Days of steam1204 viewsThe 84-ton engine 67621 prepares to pull a steam train from Helensburgh Central to Glasgow. The V1 class, a Gresley design, was introduced in 1930. Image date unknown.
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67613 at Helensburgh1156 views67613, pictured at the Helensburgh shed, was of the Gresley-designed V1 class. Introduced in 1930, this class of engine weighed 84 tons. Image date unknown.
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67662 at Helensburgh1359 viewsThe Thompson-designed Class L1 engine 67662 takes on water at the Helensburgh shed on June 21 1955. The class was introduced in 1945 and weighed almost 90 tons.
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Rhu Station1273 viewsRhu Station on the West Highland Line which opened in 1894. Rhu was the only one of the local upper stations not designed to look like a Swiss chalet. Image date unknown.
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Shandon Station388 viewsShandon Station on the West Highland Line, which was opened in 1894. Like all the other local upper stations except Rhu, it was designed to look like a Swiss chalet. Image date unknown.
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Shandon Station1284 viewsShandon Station on the West Highland Line, which was opened in 1894. Like all the other local upper stations except Rhu, it was designed to look like a Swiss chalet. Image date unknown.
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Signal box308 viewsThe old signal box just outside Helensburgh Central Station, with Alma Place in the background. Image date unknown.
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Station goods yard1082 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 Station1326 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 Glasgow1131 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.Purves768 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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