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Clydebank Dock Junction


Ex-North British Railway Class A (LNER Class N15/2) 0-6-2T No. 69131 is pictured hauling a brake van towards Garscadden at Clydebank Dock Junction on 26th December, 1958. This location is now the site of Yoker EMU depot; houses in Brownside Drive form the background. No. 69131 entered service as NBR No. 282 in 1910, and spent most of its working life based at Eastfield Shed for banking duties on Cowlairs Incline, but along with Eastfield's other Class A 0-6-2Ts, it was also used on shunting operations in the extensive sidings serving the docks around Stobcross and Yoker, to the west of the city. Around a dozen small shunting engines, mainly of Caledonian Railway origin, were based at Yoker for dockyard work in the days of steam. [J.L. Stevenson]
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Clydebank East

Opened as Clydebank: 1st December, 1882.
Renamed Clydebank East: 17th May, 1897.
Closed: 14th September, 1959.

Clydebank East was the original terminus of the Glasgow, Yoker & Clydebank Railway, which was built to convey workers to the J. & G. Thomson Shipyard which had previously been located at Govan. Thomson's later became John Brown's, and this famous shipyard, along with the huge Singer complex, turned Clydebank into a major industrial town. Clydebank East Station was used by local trains, as well as excursions to destinations in both Scotland and England.


An ex-LNER Class V1 2-6-2 stands at the buffer stops at Clydebank East Station with a suburban train on 2nd September, 1959, shortly before the station's closure on the 14th of that month. [W.S. Sellar]

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