Polmadie Shed

Pride of Polmadie. Stanier Coronation Pacific no 46232 Duchess of Montrose, about to pass her home shed with the up Mid-Day Scot shortly after leaving Glasgow Central on 16 May 1959. In the background stands the ironworks founded in 1837 by William Dixon, which became known to Glaswegians as Dixon's Blazes due to the blast furnaces lighting up the city skyline day and night. Production ceased the year before this photograph was taken, since when the area has been substantially redeveloped.

Location: Polmadie Shed

Company: Polloc and Govan Railway

Photographer: A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney)

Contact photographer: A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney)

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Date: 16/05/1959

Image number: 27098

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