Archive SteamCinerailDiesel & ElectricRailwaysGlasgow: Part One
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Glasgow held a fascination for rail enthusiasts and Buchanan Street, Central and St. Enoch stations are featured with a wide variety of ex-LMS, LNER and BR locos and early diesels. Ex-Caley and N B Railway types feature plus G&SWR locos at St. Enoch in 1931! The 1920s saw the construction of the ‘Bennie Railplane’ and a unique film captured this vehicle on test. New electric ‘Blue Trains’ in the early 1960s contrasts with a journey from Rutherglen to Dalmuir by steam. Steam power at Eastfield, Motherwell, Polmadie and St. Rollox depots is shown, with redundant steam locomotives awaiting their fate. Film taken in 1957 from the British Railways steamer, ‘Queen Mary II’ as it leaves the Broomielaw for the Kyle of Bute show the bustling River Clyde and its’ chain driven ferries making this DVD a fascinating reminder of 1960s Glasgow.
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