Train Spotters had a field day in Glasgow in 1965 when this old steam engine entered Queen Street Station.
Described as the ‘one-time pride of the Highland Railway’, No. 103 Jones Goods carried a load of railway enthusiasts on a “wet, cold, complicated journey of 101 miles … back around the back yards of South Glasgow. Brought back to bring “.
Not sure if East Kill Bride, Paisley, Grenak and Klimcolm would be referred to as such, but this was where the train ran, with almost all cameras or portable tape recorders carrying 180 passengers and at least two-thirds. Border to the south. ‘
The point of the trip, it seems from our report, was to go in and out of yards and junctions and sidings, for example through the junction gauntlet at Terminus Cove and the complex shunting at Blackstone junction for just a long slow reobarb. Take the reverse journey from Field Mail to Linwood.
From trains to boats, and two great photos from our archives – first, this incredible shot north of Clyde, taken by our photographers in 1966.
Yards in the back are noted from left: “Barclay Curl Repair Yard, Yaro, Connells and Barclay Curl Shipyard.
Second, a photographer had in hand that ‘the largest whiskey shipment to be shipped from Glasgow for 10 years – 2,300 tons – to King George V at South Holsteinstall on his way to South America.’
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