University of Glasgow

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University of Glasgow

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University of Glasgow



Chronology Dates

  /  /1846William Thomson
Becomes professor of natural philosophy at the University of Glasgow.
27/07/1846Glasgow, Airdrie and Monklands Junction Railway
Act passed. The Act included details of a 23 acre site the railway was to buy in Glasgow's West End at Woodlands, the buildings to be built by the company and the property of the University of Glasgow to be moved to the new site. The railway was to give the University £10,000 for a new Hospital.
  /07/1848Glasgow, Airdrie and Monklands Junction Railway
Plans, by architect John Baird, for the new University of Glasgow passed. The university contacts the railway to ask when construction begins. The planned railway has been abandoned and the University of Glasgow takes the company to court and wins £12,000 compensation for breach of contract.
01/02/1871Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
College [1st] station opened on a site previously occupied by the University of Glasgow.
16/05/1959Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway Forth and Clyde Junction Railway Blane Valley Railway Campsie Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
A University of Glasgow (Department of Extra Mural Education!) railtour visits Aberfoyle, the last passenger train to the station. Hauled by K2 61788 Loch Rannoch and with an LNER observation coach on the rear. [157]