Glasgow Central

British Rail Scotland in the 1980s and early 1990s

Arrive & Depart Glasgow Central 1981 British Rail

Arrive & Depart - Glasgow Central

Amid the myriad of railway lines at the approach to Glasgow Central station an express train (left) leaves Glasgow Central and an unidentified class 87 (right) arrives with an Inter City service in 1981.

1981

81015 Glasgow Central Station 1982 British Rail

Class 81 - Glasgow Central

Class 81 no. 015 on the Caledonian Railway Bridge over the River Clyde in Glasgow which leads to Glasgow Central station.

01 Mar 1983

Age of the Train Glasgow Central 1983 British Rail

Age of the Train - Glasgow Central

A sign at Glasgow Central station welcomes passengers to the age of the train which was British Rail’s marketing slogan at the time. Class 86 no. 217 sits in platform 2 having brought in an earlier train.

01 Mar 1983

86217 & 86241 Glasgow Central Station 1983 British Rail

Class 86 - Glasgow Central

Two class 86 locomotives no. 217 (left) and no. 241 (right) stand at the buffer stops in platforms 2 and 3 at Glasgow Central station. A ticket inspector checks the tickets of passengers wanting to board the train in platform 3.

01 Mar 1983

Arrivals Board Glasgow Central Station 1983 British Rail

Arrivals - Glasgow Central

The arrivals board at Glasgow Central station lets passengers know that The Royal Scot express train from London Euston was on time at Carlisle and that the trains making the steamer connections at Stranraer, from Northern Ireland, and at Ardrossan, from the Isle of Arran, are due to arrive soon at the station.

01 Mar 1983

47453 Glasgow  Central Railway Station 1987 British Rail

Class 47 - Glasgow Central

Class 47 no. 453 leaves Glasgow Central station having earlier arrived with the 10.55 Carlisle to Glasgow Central train.

13 Mar 1987

85006 Glasgow Central Railway Station 1987 British Rail

Class 85 & Class 86 - Glasgow Central

Class 85 no. 006 (right) waits to depart from Glasgow Central with the 14.20 service to Cardiff Central while in the neighbouring platform (left) is class 86.no.238.

13 Mar 1987

303046 EMU Glasgow Central Railway Station 1989 British Rail

Class 303 - Glasgow Central

Class 303 no. 046 approaches Glasgow Central station with a Cathcart Circle via Queens Park service in 1989.

28 Apr 1989

156503 Glasgow Central Railway Station 1989 British Rail

Class 156 & Class 107 - Glasgow Central

In the evening rush hour at Glasgow Central class 156 no. 503 (left) with the 17.45 service to Barrhead and class 107 DMU (right) with the 17.41 train to East kilbride wait to depart in 1989.

10 Jul 1989

87001 Glasgow Central Railway Station 1989 British Rail

Class 87 - Glasgow Central

The 17.50 Glasgow Central to Stockport train waits to depart behind a rather filthy looking class 87 no. 001 in 1989.

10 Jul 1989

85005 TPO Special Glasgow Central 1989 British Rail

Class 85 - Glasgow Central

Class 85 no. 005 has brought in the coaching stock for the Travelling Post Office (TPO) Up Special which would leave Glasgow Central at 19.30 for London Euston.

10 Jul 1989

Travelling Post Office (TPO) Up Special Glasgow Central 1989 British Rail

TPO Up Special - Glasgow Central

Royal Mail vans have arrived at Glasgow Central station in July 1989 carrying mail bags for loading on the Travelling Post Office (TPO) Up Special train which left Glasgow Central at 19.30 for London Euston.

Published: Modern Railways magazine August 1991 p. 414 and in Johnson, P. (1995). Mail by Rail: The History of the TPO & Post Office Railway. Ian Allan. p. 43.

10 Jul 1989

86256 Travelling Post Office (TPO) Up Special Glasgow Central 1989 British Rail

Class 86 - Glasgow Central

The 19.30 Travelling Post Office (TPO) Up Special leaves Glasgow Central for London Euston behind class 86 no. 256 in the summer of 1989. The Up Special TPO ceased running on 14 May 1993.

10 Jul 1989

Class 303 Glasgow Central Station 1990 British Rail

Class 303 - Glasgow Central

Class 303 no. 040 awaits departure from Glasgow Central station with the 17.27 Glasgow Central to Neilston suburban service in the summer of 1990.

18 Jul 1990

Mail by Rail Glasgow Central 1991 British Rail

Mail by Rail - Glasgow Central

Mail bags are loaded onto the 14.00 Glasgow Central to London King's Cross service at Glasgow Central on 30 July 1991.

30 Jul 1991

Mailbags Glasgow Central 1991 British Rail

Mail by Rail - Glasgow Central

Bags of mail are loaded onto the brake van NEA 92203 of the 15.14 Glasgow Central to London Euston service at Glasgow Central on 30 July 1991.

30 Jul 1991