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Rhu Station1211 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 Station265 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 Station1231 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 box238 viewsThe old signal box just outside Helensburgh Central Station, with Alma Place in the background. Image date unknown.
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Station goods yard910 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 Station1265 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 Glasgow1062 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.Purves702 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 Douglas1161 viewsA steam train on the West Highland Line, opened in 1894, enters Glen Douglas Station. Image date unknown.
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Trains at Ardui1303 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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Wee Arrochar153 viewsA special 'Wee Arrochar' train seen at Helensburgh Central Station. The local service, normally from Craigendoran to Arrochar, fell victim to the Beeching axe in June 1964. Image date unknown.
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Whistlefield Station2402 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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