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1841  Taff Vale Railway
Navigation House to Merthyr Tydfil opened.
1841  Taff Vale Railway
Plymouth Street Station, Merthyr, opened. The site was not convenient for the town.
1973  Edinburgh and Northern Railway
Trackwork at {{Ladybank Works}} removed, but building not demolished.
1976  Cathcart District Railway
Pollockshields East station burnt down.
1976  Cathcart District Railway
Pollockshields East station burns down.



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General view over Buchanan Street station on a grey afternoon in April 1954. In the centre of the picture Black 5 no 44980 is about to depart with the 1.45pm to Inverness.

General view over Buchanan Street station on a grey afternoon in April 1954. In the centre of the picture Black 5 no 44980 is about to depart with the 1.45pm to Inverness.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1954]


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