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post 5th May 2013, 09:11am
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Farrochie,

I used to go to school on the steam train , to Charing Cross- first from Carntyne and then from Mount Vernon. Later on I used the Blue Train from Airdrie to Queen Street, whwn I worked at the central Hotel in the 60s. I remember the signalman at Carntyne letting us change the signals with the big levers.


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post 5th May 2013, 09:24am
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Farrochie,

I used to go to school on the steam train , to Charing Cross- first from Carntyne and then from Mount Vernon. Later on I used the Blue Train from Airdrie to Queen Street, whwn I worked at the central Hotel in the 60s. I remember the signalman at Carntyne letting us change the signals with the big levers.


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For a while I took the steam train in Coatbridge from Langloan to Central Station, for 1d in old money. The bus fare was 1 1/2d (that's a penny ha'penny) at the time and was a shorter walk to school, but 1/2d was worth saving.
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post 5th May 2013, 11:48am
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Purplefan.
See the guys working on the electrification, nae hard hats as they duck under the supports; nae gloves for pulling the wire along!

I used to travel Coatbridge - Queen Street regularly, but I still remember the steam engines on that line.


They were proper hard men, back then. Nae health and safety: they were doing it standing on top of a moving train. Amazing old film.


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post 5th May 2013, 03:50pm
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