Employment at Shandon Station

Dear blog reader Here is a ‘two for the price of one’ blog post about people employed at Shandon station. ***************************************** DEVON VALLEY TRIBUNE, TUESDAY 9 SEPTEMBER 1902 DOLLAR NEWS Mr Thomas A Lyon, of the Parcel Office Department, Glasgow, has been appointed stationmaster at Shandon. Mr Lyon, who is a native of Dollar, enteredContinue reading “Employment at Shandon Station”

Near Miss On Train Tracks

ABERDEEN EVENING EXPRESS, TUESDAY, 1ST AUGUST 1967 TRAIN BAIRN IS ‘SATISFACTORY’ Ten-month-old Elizabeth Agnew who missed death by inches when a double diesel engined train ran over her yesterday is today ‘fairly satisfactory’ in the Vale of Leven Hospital, Dunbartonshire. She was seen being run over by the engine driver. When he found her laterContinue reading “Near Miss On Train Tracks”

Railway Accident at Shandon – part 3

Dear blog reader This is part 3 of a 3 part series on a railway accident at Shandon in  1895, continuing on from parts 1 and 2 published the previous 2 weeks. I do hope you find this interesting. Jacqueline ********************** GLASGOW HERALD FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 1895 THE RAILWAY ACCIDENT AT SHANDON Major Marindin reportsContinue reading “Railway Accident at Shandon – part 3”

Railway Accident at Shandon – Part 2

Dear blog reader This is part 2 of a 3 part series on a railway accident at Shandon in  1895, continuing on from part 1 published a week ago, part 3 will be published next week. I hope you find it interesting. Jacqueline *********************** GLASGOW HERALD TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER 1895 RAILWAY ACCIDENTS. ALARMING AFFAIR ONContinue reading “Railway Accident at Shandon – Part 2”

Railway Accident at Shandon – part 1

Dear blog reader This is part 1 of a 3 part series on a railway accident at Shandon in 1895, parts 2 and 3 will be published in subsequent weeks. Hope you find this interesting. Jacqueline ****************************** GLASGOW HERALD TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER 1895 RAILWAY ACCIDENTS. ALARMING AFFAIR ON THE WEST HIGHLAND RAIlWAY – LADY INJURED.Continue reading “Railway Accident at Shandon – part 1”

Serious Accidents at Shandon Station

Greenock Telegraph and Clyde Shipping Gazette 2 July 1904 Yesterday morning an accident took place at Shandon Station on the West Highland Railway. The early through train from Glasgow to Fort William was brought to a standstill at the head of the incline which leads to Shandon Station, a stretch of about a quarter ofContinue reading “Serious Accidents at Shandon Station”