Against a backdrop of the high flats of Springburn 158 741 descends
the Cowlairs incline on the last mile and a half to Queen Street on 11 September 2010. Going off to the right is the cord, opened in 1993, which finally allowed through running from Queen Street to Buchanan Street's old line, 27 years after Buchanan Street closed. Such were the consequences of Victorian competition in this part of the network. Though only 17 years old Cowlairs South Junction has already been renamed: it was initially called Pinkston Junction.
[Editor's note: The photograph serves as a reminder that this month marks the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the Class 158s, when, following a protracted testing period, 158701 was launched into service during a photocall at Blair Atholl station in September 1990]
Location: Cowlairs South Junction
Company: Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Photographer: David Panton
Make contact: David Panton
Image number: 30670