This is a wonderful photo. It’s September 1959 and a train from Glasgow is just about to roll into Blantyre Station. In the days well before electrification of the line, carriages still pulled by steam and diesel engines.
Some men in bunnets stand by the edge of the line watching the locomotive, something that reminds us again of how much health and safety has changed, the exclusions zones much further back, fenced off.
On the right, the wee park at Knightswood Terrace can be seen.
To think my mother would have been just 11 years old when this was taken nearly 60 years ago
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