TOWN’S RAILWAY HERITAGE CELEBRATED

John Yellowlees from Scotrail and station staff member Peter Quinn at Milngavie train station with a new heritage poster at station.'Tuesday, May 1 2012.(Photo/Chris Clark) � Chris Clark'www.chrisclarkphotographer.co.uk
John Yellowlees from Scotrail and station staff member Peter Quinn at Milngavie train station with a new heritage poster at station.'Tuesday, May 1 2012.(Photo/Chris Clark) � Chris Clark'www.chrisclarkphotographer.co.uk

MILNGAVIE’S railway heritage is being celebrated with a new poster at the town’s station.

It shows eye-catching photographs of railway staff, trains, and facilities at Milngavie station between 1920 and 1960.

ScotRail worked with volunteer group Milngavie in Bloom, East Dunbartonshire leisure and culture trust, the James F. McEwan Collection and Don Martin from Milngavie Heritage Centre, to source the historical images.

Bob Hood from Milngavie in Bloom said: “It was a pleasure to put together these images as a reminder of how rail facilities have evolved down the years.”

The picture, funded by ScotRail, is on display alongside signs it installed in autumn 2011 to commemorate the extraordinary propeller-powered Bennie Railplane, which ran on a nearby test-track in 1930.

ScotRail’s John Yellowlees, said: “These images nicely complement the well established gardening by Milngavie in Bloom, by saluting the special regard in which Milngavie station is held among the community that it serves.”

Milngavie in Bloom also maintains planters and flowers beds at Milngavie as part of ScotRail’s Adopt a Station community project.