Photographs from Central Scotland

This section will include photographs from locations in the central belt of Scotland which don't fit into the other areas of the site.

Click here for the full image (60kb) Glasgow Queen Street station used to be very busy with locomotive hauled services.  The Edinburgh services ran with Class 27 and later Class 47/7 haulage, Aberdeen and Inverness services would be hauled by Class 47s, West Highland Line trains had seen their Class 27s replaced by Class 37s and the semi-fast trains to Perth and Dundee were hauled by Class 25s or Class 27s.  In this photograph taken on 29 September 1985 37191 "International Youth Year" is awaiting departure.

Click here for the full image (60kb) 47118 is pictured awaiting departure on 29 September 1985 - with Mk1 stock of course!

Click here for the full image (43kb) This photograph shows the first passenger train to reach Bathgate for many years.  This Class 101 unit had travelled from Edinburgh on 23 March 1985 as a Scottish Association for Public Transport special to mark ScotRail's decision to re-open the line to passenger services the following year.

Click here for the full image (45kb) And on 24 March 1986 services to Bathgate were restored after a break of 30 years and 143006 had the honour of working the first train, the 0603 from Edinburgh Waverley.  :It is seen here after arrival at Bathgate on the inaugural run (at 0635!).  For some reason ScotRail thought that passengers would enjoy Pacers on this line and for a time units borrowed from the Newcastle area worked the services.  After they returned to Tyneside the services were in the hands of Class 101 DMUs.