GLASGOW’S LOST CHILDREN

Hear about Britain’s largest ever train disaster, the 1915 Quintinshill rail tragedy and the heartbreaking story of three unidentified Glasgow children, thought to have come from the city’s Maryhill area, who were among those killed in the multi-train crash at Quintinshill.

ACROSS THE CLYDE

What a fantastic image of a Clutha ferry bringing passengers into the city centre. It can be seen approaching the first Caledonian Railway lattice bridge that linked the Central Station on the north bank of the river Clyde with Bridge Street Station on the south bank. Built by Sir William Arroll in 1878. The bridge supporting piers were cast iron caissons sunk onto the river bed, in matching pairs, and then filled with concrete to give a solid base upon which to build the granite stonework above the water line. If you look closely you will see a steam engine pulling carraiges across the bridge! The bridge steelwork was removed in 1967 but the  supporting piers remain in place to this day, a testament to outstanding Victorian engineering.

GLASGOW CENTRAL GLASS ROOF

The Glasgow Central Station glass roof is one of the world’s largest, with over 48,000 panes of glass.

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE 1956

Platform 11 Glasgow Central Station 1956. Pilgrims going on the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes in France.

GLASGOW CENTRAL STATION 1895

Notice the congestion on the small concourse

NEW GC TOURS TABARDS

People on tour today down in the Victorian platform wearing the new Glasgow Central Tours tabards.

CHRISTMAS TREE 1965

Glasgow Central Christmas tree & model railway December 1965

PAUL LYONS INTERVIEW

Shereen Nanjiani interviews Paul Lyons on BBC Radio Scotland Sunday morning guest panel show.

Shereen speaks with Paul Lyons, the man behind the hugely popular behind-the-scenes tours of Glasgow Central Station.

Paul tells Shereen how after 18 years working on the railways, he’s found his true calling not just as tour guide, but custodian of the social history hiding in every nook of the building. Shereen started by asking him when his interest in history began.

First Broadcast on 16th May 2015

1879 CENTRAL STATION

The 1879 Central Station. Platform numbers were in reverse order to what they became after the extension.

TOUR POSTERS BY BELLAHOUSTON ACADEMY

Displayed below are the posters created in French, German and Spanish by Bellahouston Academy pupils after their visit to Glasgow Central Station.

RADIO SCOTLAND INTERVIEW 17/01/2017

Listen to Paul Lyons interview by Radio Scotland presenter John Beattie on the story of Glasgow Central Tours.
(Interview starts at approx. 47 minutes into the show.)

BBC NEWS “GLASGOW’S GHOST STATION”

The ghost station beneath Glasgow’s streets. View Full Video

PENNY PRESS

We are delighted to announce an addition to the Glasgow Central Tours.

The Glasgow Central Tours Penny Press.
Located across from Marks & Spencers next to the Mobility Point.

The Penny Press is a very unique and successful souvenir machine that presses pennies into souvenir elongated coins.
We have 4 Customised designs to choose from.

GLASGOW CENTRAL IMAGES

A fantastic collection of images of Glasgow Central taken by Iain Waterston.

www.iainwaterstonphotography.500px.com

many thanks to Iain for spending time with us and providing the photographs.