Glasgow's Last Days of Steam, by W.A.C. Smith
Published by Stenlake in 2003, 48 pages. Rectangular Paperback - 17cm by 24cm (N4117P2)
Brand New Book
In 1831 the opening of the Garnkirk & Glasgow Railway heralded the arrival of the Railway Age in Glasgow and within just a few decades the city was home to one of the largest suburban networks in Britain - the Glasgow City & District Railway alone carried 15,000 passengers on its opening day!
Remnants of this system are still in use, and this wonderful collection of over 50 photographs, all taken by the author, invokes the final years of steam on this remarkable network, before the vagaries of British Rail and subsequent privatisation took their toll. Fascinating details and eccentricities include the trains which ran on the tramlines of Renfrew Road and the 'Television Train', from which cabaret shows were broadcast to the nation. Locations - all adorned by the steam locomotives which worked the network - include: Bellahouston sidings, Bellahouston & Dumbreck, Buchanan Street, Cadder yard, Carntyne, Central, Corkerhill depot, Cowlairs depot, Dawsholm depot, Eastfield, Ibrox, Knightswood South Junction, Larkfield sidings, Maryhill Junction, Mount Florida, Partick, Partick Hill, Partick West, Polmadie depot, Queen Street, Renfrew Road, St Enoch, St Rollox, Scotstounhill, Shields Junction, South Side, Springburn works and Strathbungo
Please note their is a small price sticker on the rear side cover