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The Sugar Ship1221 viewsAn aerial view of the 8,325 ton Greek cargo ship Captayannis lying on a sandbank near to Ardmore Point not long after she was sunk. On the evening of January 27 1974 the area suffered from a terrific storm which blew the vessel from its anchor and caused it to collide with the BP tanker British Light. The anchor chains of the tanker holed the sugar boat allowing water to pour into her, so she was beached in the shallow waters over the sandbank.
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Coaches at the pier1206 viewsThree coaches wait at Helensburgh pierhead for the arrival of the next steamer. Date unknown.
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Shandon Bus Crash1191 viewsA Garelochhead Coach Service double decker bus lies on the beach at Shandon after an accident on the old lochside road in November 1965. Andrew Shirley from Rhu, who is researching the Garelochhead bus companies, believes this bus is MXX 177, one of the former London Transport RT class operated by the firm. It was repaired and put back into service.
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Central Station1050 viewsHelensburgh Central Station bearing the sign of the North British Railway, circa 1905.
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Horse as well as motor transport1015 viewsUnknown vehicle in the foreground, with a horse and carriage in front of it as well as one approaching. Craigendoran Station and pier is in the far background on the right. Pre-1909.
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Steamer leaving the Gareloch1014 viewsThe date of this picture, taken from the Whistler's Glen area above Rhu, is not known, and neither has the steamer been identified. Of particular interest is Kidston Point, bottom left
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Craigendoran Station983 viewsA view of Craigendoran Station in its heyday, with the platform on the left leading down to the steamer terminal. It opened for business under the North British Railway on May 15 1882, and steamer services were finally withdrawn in 1972. The piers have since become derelict, and on the firth side of the line the station buildings are long gone. Image date unknown.
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Stormy Craigendoran Station979 viewsWaves break over the line and platform at Craigendoran Station leading down to the steamer terminal. In the distance is thought to be the old Drumfork Ferry House. The station and terminal opened for business under the North British Railway on May 15 1882, and steamer services were finally withdrawn in 1972. The piers have since become derelict, and on the firth side of the line the station buildings are long gone. Image date unknown.
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Rhu Crash978 viewsA Tennent Caledonian delivery van which crashed into the Gareloch at Rhu. Date unknown.
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The Pilcher Hawk Glider951 viewsPercy Pilcher flies his Hawk glider in 1897.
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Cardross Station931 viewsA picture of a mystery celebration at Cardross Station. The bunting and Union Jacks, the waiting horse drawn carriages — and one early car — and the finery of the people in suggests a very special occasion, perhaps the opening of part of the station, or troops returning from the First World War, or even a royal visit? However it is believed to be the arrival of guests attending a wedding. The station was opened on January 15 1858, the line was doubled in 1883, and the bridge was built the following year.
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Percy Pilcher with his Bat glider922 viewsTaken in 1895, probably at Auchensail Farm, Cardross.
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