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Glasgow Central Station & Railways

PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:01 pm
by Pgcc93
Glasgow Central, Central to Glasgow ... temid=2923

As this title's publishers Strathwood are pleased to announce that the
book's launch will be in a ceremony at Glasgow Central Station at 10.15am with Right Hon The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Liz Cameron, along with the historic steam locomotive 6201 Princess Elizabeth, which will be running a special train from Glasgow Central that morning.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:52 am
by Pgcc93
Want to see something steaming in Glasgow Central other than the usual drunks of an evening? ::):

Thursday 16th Nov 2006

LMS Princess Class 4-6-0 no 46201 Princess Elizabeth

Steam hauled: Preston-Glasgow

Load: 12 coaches + Class 67 on rear

0.0 Birmingham Int d 07.06 Cl 67
Birmingham New St d 07.32
Wolverhampton d 08.00
Crewe d 08.43
Preston a 09.34

0.0 Preston d 10.09 46201
Lancaster 10.33
Carnforth UDGL a 10.42
d 11.13
Oxenholme a 11.33
d 12.14
Tebay 12.37
Penrith a 13.03
d 13.51
Carlisle (p3) a 14.18
d 14.37
Gretna Jc 14.50
Lockerbie a 15.09
d 15.17
Beattock 15.37
Beattock Summit 15.55
d 16.26
Abbington a 16.40
d 17.10
Carstairs a 17.30
d 17.32
Law Jc 17.47
Holytown 17.23
Mossend West Jc 18.02
Rutherglen East Jc 18.19

Glasgow Central High Level (platform 11) arr. 18.32

Friday 17th Nov

Glasgow Central High Level (platform 11) departs 10.38

Rutherglen East Jc 10.52
Mossend West Jc 11.08
Holytown Jc 11.17
Law Jc 11.37
Carstairs a 11.58
d 12.00
Abbington a 12.23
d 12.48
Beattock Summit 13.04
Beattock 13.17
Lockerbie UL a 13.41
d 14.00
Gretna Jc 14.21
Carlisle (p1) a 14.35
d 15.42
Penrith 16.05
Tebay 16.32
Oxenholme a 16.47
d 17.45
Carnforth UPL a 18.05
d 18.13
Lancaster 18.21
Preston a 18.49

PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:52 pm
by Pgcc93
Clocked it or should that be 'spotted'? earlier crossing the Clyde. It looked quite impressive from a distance with all that smoke billowing.

Looks better in B&W I think :)



PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:55 pm
by gap74
I got told off by a litter picker for standing on a wall near Newton Station waiting on it, got thoroughly drenched in the miserable rain, then just as it appeared.... my camera batteries died....

Oh well, need to wait till April for the next one! First time I've seen a steam train in action though, the smoke was indeed very impressive!


PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:57 pm
by Pgcc93
Nae luck Gary, just wasn't your day was it ::):

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:42 pm
by HollowHorn
Atsa cracker, G-man, the B&W version is sublime. :wink:

PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:13 pm
by glasgowken
Anybody buy the book yet ? Is it worth it ?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:26 pm
by Pgcc93
glasgowken wrote:Anybody buy the book yet ? Is it worth it ?

Only seen it on the afore mentioned website. Not been round the main bookshops in the town yet. £19.99 was the quoted so it better be exceptional quality at that price.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:03 am
by yoker brian
I tried to buy this book yesterday from Waterstones / Borders - Borders have got 14 on order but can't confirm when they'll receive the stock.

I've place an order on the Strathwood site and I should have it early next week

PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:36 pm
by Alycidon
The book is excellent - it was in my Chrissy stocking this morning!! Best of all I get an acknowledgement as one of my photographs is used in it. Big buzz to see my name listed with the famous railway photographers like Derek Cross, H.C. Casserley, W.A.C. Smith. Family have officially classed me as unable to live with for the day.

1977 Jubilee Royal Train at Glasgow Central

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:42 am
by Pgcc93
For those old enough to be around in 1977 would have been well aware that it was the Queen's Jubilee Year. Marking the Queens 25th year on the throne or something?

Anyhows, I recently got hold of some slides pics from a colleague showing the arrival of the Royal train at Glasgow Central and some blokes on horseback on carriage drive at platform 11-12 :)

*Appologies for the quality but the originals were under exposed.

Royal Train approach


Royal Motor arrives


Men on horseback assemble



With duties complete HRH departs pronto!


and as a bonus for our HG rail enthuasiast's electric loco 87 001 Stephenson was also in town stabled in 2 loop. :wink:


Re: 1977 Jubilee Royal Train at Glasgow Central

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:27 am
by HollowHorn
Pgcc93 wrote:Men on horseback assemble

I believe term is cavalry Image

Who cleaned up all the droppings, station staff? Image

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:15 pm
by Alycidon
Sod the Royals, great photo of an unrefurbished class 126 in Platform 13!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:25 pm
by MacotheIsles
Great pictures Mr pgc. And I like the shot of the 87 - the best locos ever to work BR. I remember being at Central the day the new electric service first started - May 1st (I think) 1974. Amazing sight seeing electric locos gliding in and out of the station instead of 50s, 47s and Peaks.

Alicydon - I got a cab ride in one of those dmus - or similar - on a run to Stranraer one time. In those days the drivers were that friendy that it wasn't unusual to be invited in if you were showing an interest. Happy trainspotting times. And coincidentally enough the first loco I ever 'cabbed' was the Deltic Alicydon at Waverly - probably circa 1972/3.

Re: 1977 Jubilee Royal Train at Glasgow Central

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 5:13 pm
by james73
Pgcc93 wrote:With duties complete HRH departs pronto!


St Enoch in the background sans station roofs.

James H