Railways of Scotland DVD .6: Glasgow, Part 1
With four major termini, an intricate web of suburban routes plus numerous engine depots, Glasgow held a fascination for many railway enthusiasts, particularly in the last days of mainline steam workings.
Buchanan Street, Central and St. Enoch stations are featured with a wide variety of ex-LMS, LNER and BR steam designs shown, alongside newly introduced diesels.
Ex-Caledonian and North British Railway types also feature, plus a superb cavalcade of G&SWR locos at St. Enoch station in the 1930s.
The late 1920s saw the construction of the ill-fated ‘Bennie Railplane’ and a unique film sequence captures this futuristic design on test.
The introduction of the electric ‘Blue Trains’ in the early 1960s contrasted with the gloom and decay of the Central Low Level system, viewed on a journey from Rutherglen to Dalmuir.
Steam power at Eastfield, Motherwell, Polmadie and St. Rollox depots is recorded, with redundant steam locomotives awaiting their fate.
Film taken in 1957 from the British Railway’s steamer, ‘Queen Mary II’, as it travels down the River Clyde from Broomielaw Quay, shows scenes of the bustling River Clyde and its chain driven ferries; a fascinating reminder of Glasgow before the virtual disappearance of its heavy industry in the 1960s.
Approx. 59 mins.
Region 0/Region free. NTSC versions are available on request.
This dvd is being sold on behalf and with full permission of the copyright holder – Cinerail 2004.