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Wee Arrochar45 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.Mar 16, 2020
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Signal box158 viewsThe old signal box just outside Helensburgh Central Station, with Alma Place in the background. Image date unknown.Dec 10, 2019
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119 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.Dec 10, 2019
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Tracks cleared592 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.
Mar 15, 2018
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Snow-bound599 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.Mar 15, 2018
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Leaving Helensburgh620 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.Feb 17, 2018
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Garelochhead Station685 viewsA view of Garelochhead Station on the West Highland Line. Image, date unknown, supplied by Gordon Fraser.Dec 24, 2016
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Helensburgh Central745 viewsHelensburgh 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.Jul 24, 2016
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Helensburgh Central716 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.Apr 28, 2016
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Thomas A.Purves645 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.Jan 12, 2016
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Houseboats at Luss748 viewsHouseboats moored opposite Aldochlay, near Luss, on Loch Lomond. Image date unknown.Oct 06, 2014
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Station goods yard816 viewsA view of Helensburgh Central Station, the engine shed and goods yard. Image circa 1950, copyright A.Scarsbrook/Initial Photographics.Jul 12, 2014
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