NS5966 : Buchanan Street Station, Glasgow, 1965

taken 56 years ago, near to Glasgow, Great Britain

Buchanan Street Station, Glasgow, 1965
Buchanan Street Station, Glasgow, 1965
Buchanan Street was the Caledonian Railway's Glasgow terminus for services to the north. At this time it had little more than a year of operation ahead of it, but it had the dignity of accommodating the last true steam hauled express service on British Railways.

Traditionally, London and North Eastern Railway locomotives would never have come near the station, but the iconic Gresley streamlined Pacific locomotives, built for the East Coast Main Line services, were transferred after these were dieselised, to provide an accelerated express service between Glasgow and Aberdeen, reducing the time from 3 1/2 hours to 3 hours. The last of the series, 60034 'Lord Faringdon' is about to make its departure to the north.

All trace of the station has been obliterated by modern development Link
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Date Taken
September 1965   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 21 May, 2019
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Railways 
Former (from Tags)
Railway Station 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5920 6610 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.0465N 4:15.0960W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5924 6612
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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