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1875  Clydesdale Junction Railway
Polmadie shed fully open.
1935  Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway
Neath Canal Side closed to passengers.
1957  Stirling and Dunfermline Railway
Stirling Shore Road shed closed, locomotives transferred to Stirling South.
1968  Coalburn Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Mid Lanark Lines (Caledonian Railway)
Auchlochan Colliery to Larkhall Central closed to freight.
1968  Maidens and Dunure Railway (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Heads of Ayr (Butlins Camp) to Ayr (Alloway Junction) closed to passengers.



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Delivered new from Doncaster Works to Parkhead shed the previous year,  BR Standard class 4 2-6-0 76103 is about to run through Drumry station on 16 September 1958 with a Singer workmen^s train.

Delivered new from Doncaster Works to Parkhead shed the previous year, BR Standard class 4 2-6-0 76103 is about to run through Drumry station on 16 September 1958 with a Singer workmen^s train.


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1958]


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