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Leaf-clearing train926 viewsA view from the Sinclair Street railway bridge in Helensburgh looking east as a leaf-clearing train climbs the hill from Craigendoran. These trains runs every autumn to blast leaves clear of the railway line to increase the adhesion of trains to the track. Image taken on November 2 2011 and supplied by Stewart Noble.
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LNER rail advert927 viewsThis postcard-size LNER railway advertisement for Helensburgh was the work of artist Frank H.Mason. It says that a Guide can be obtained free from LNER offices and agencies and from the secretary of the Merchants Association in Helensburgh. Date unknown.
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LNER train at Helensburgh Upper1004 viewsA LNER passenger train on the West Highland Line waits at Helensburgh Upper Station before completing its journey to Glasgow. The engine's number is 221 and its name was Glen Orchy. It had a 4-4-0 arrangement. Image circa 1928.
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Houseboats at Luss800 viewsHouseboats moored opposite Aldochlay, near Luss, on Loch Lomond. Image date unknown.
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The Northern Belle1140 viewsA special excursion with a steam locomotive emblazoned with the name The Northern Belle waits at the pier platform at Craigendoran Station for passengers to alight from steamers. It was a week-long luxury round Britain excursion first introduced in 1933 by the London and North Eastern Railway using Pullman coaches, run four time each summer until the outbreak of World War Two. Image date unknown.
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The Northern Belle1040 views6392 engine Malcolm Graeme piloting 6391 Wizard of the Moor on the 'Northern Belle' cruising train, leaving Craigendoran Station in June 1935. Image supplied by Jim Chestnut.
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Push and pull1251 viewsThis LNER Class C15 Reid N.B. design locomotive, weighing 60 tons, was pictured at Arrochar and Tarbet Station in 1959 by Derek Penney. The class 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, known as 'The Wee Arrochar'.
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Helensburgh Station staff1169 viewsStaff at Helensburgh Station, circa 1900. Front row: goods porters Mr Hosie, and John Robertson, goods clerks John Hamilton and Mr Latto, chief goods clerk John Purvis, stationmaster Mr Purvis, booking clerk Ivor McIvor, parcel clerk Tom Govan, passenger porters Tom Govan and Andrew Graham, examiner Peter McFarlane; standing: unknown, parcel carter John Gray, parcel porter Bobby Summers, shunters Robert Wilson and George Melville, foreman William Brown, unknown, signalmen Mr McIntosh and William Lyle.
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Centenary501 viewsA postcard issued on August 5 1994 to mark the centenary of the West Highland Railway in Helensburgh.
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Days of steam1140 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 Helensburgh1036 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 Helensburgh1100 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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