Dummy railway 1951 train spotter's excursion


Train emerging from Paisley East Goods at Cecil Street





There are also anecdotal stories of Sunday school trips and a Glasgow Univerity railway enthusiasts journey.

 

Glenfield Station  excursionBarrhead South - GH Robin Arkeleston junction  during  excursion

 

Train crossing  Lacy Street  at street levelGlenfield Station  excursion with vegetable patch



This is the text from Railway magazine November 1951.



S.L.S. Paisley Area Tour


A TOUR of great interest over little-used lines in the Paisley and Barrhead districts was arranged for Saturday, September 1, by the Scottish Area of the Stephenson Locomotive Society. The four-coach special train, hauled by the ex-Caledonian Railway 0-6-0 No. 57266, started from Paisley East Mineral Depot, and proceeded past Blackbyres junction to Barrhead South, and thence through Glenfield to Gilmour Street Station, Paisley. A complicated journey, via Elderslie and Johnstone, necessitating two reversals, brought the train to Paisley West, whence it was propelled along the steeply graded branch to the goods station at Gleniffer. On the return journey, the train called at Paisley for some of the passengers to alight, and then continued to Glasgow (St. Enoch) for the benefit of those who had come from farther afield. Despite a signal stop outside the terminus, the train arrived slightly before its scheduled time.



November, 195 1

THE RAILWAY MAGAZINE

S.L.S. Paisley Area Tour (See paragraph on page 784)

[G. Robin Photo] = photo 3 above


The special train used for the Stephenson Locomotive Society's tour of thee
Paisley district on September 1 at Glenfield Station, which is now used as aa
dwelling house. The tenant has turned part of the platform into a vegetablee
garden, seen in the foregroundgarden, seen in the foreground



[Ian Coonie Photo] = photo 2 above


The former Caledonian Railway 0-6-0 locomotive No. 57266 heading the train att
Paisley Eastt

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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