February 26th 2021 ( this was an on-line presentation via Zoom** )
Stephen Bigley presented “Railways of Scotland 2013-2018 ”
Hills valleys and rivers make for impressive railway infrastructure – from the mighty Forth and Tay Bridges to disused viaducts in spectacular settings. The passenger trains are now nearly all multiple units – apart from overnight sleepers hauled by renovated class 73 electro diesels – and pockets of semaphore signalling are reminders of an earlier age.
Glasgow and Edinburgh have large and impressive city centre stations but suburban Glasgow in particular still has some small and attractive stations. A few quirky features – like a bridge under a bridge. Geographically the spread will be from Dundee – Perth – Glasgow south to the Borders
This was an insightful survey of the impressive and ingenious railway architecture of the region, with a very fine level of photography, and some in-depth insights. We look forward to hearing Stephen again before too long.
Club outings in June and August - some idea of likely numbers needed very soon - come prepared!
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