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Scottish Region - Then & Now...

Bob Reid

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I've aye had a liking for the then and now shots - shows you just how much or how little has changed over the years. Here's a starter for ten.... Stonehaven station platform looking North-East sometime possibly pre-WW1 with what looks like a Caledonian loco on an up passenger service ;




and as it looks in 2012, minus the lovely Down platform waiting rooms (demolished circa 1962) and in the distance the water tower, itself demolished in the late 60s to all be replaced first by literally a brick bus shelter and later by the present greenhouse... Fortunately the Up side platforms building are mainly complete - though the waitings rooms (the roof of which can be seen to the right side of the canopy were removed some years ago, leaving only the doors and windows in place below the canopy.




Anyone else like to add some of there own?

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Balloch Station

Balloch station opened on 24 April 1988, replacing the former Balloch Central station which was situated immediately north of a Level Crossing

The new Balloch station stopped at the main road through Balloch which did away with the level crossing.




Balloch Central




Old Central Building now offices and Tourist Information




Balloch Station taken in 2004



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Alexandria Station



With consent from Bill Dyer's collection on flickr


Main Building and up platform when this was taken Alexandria had two platforms as there were two tracks later reduced to single line working.






Alexandria Station Rebranded in 2011





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I recently had the chance to take 'now' versions of a couple of 1960s photos.


44886 at Gourock 21 March 1967:




Class 380 at Gourock July 24 2012:




80120 near Fort Matilda 13 February 1965:




Class 380 near Fort Matilda July 24 2012:




To me, one of the most noticeable changes is the amount of surrounding greenery.

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