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Inverclyde Line

Discussion in 'Content Suggestions & Proposals' started by Funtime Freddy, Jan 4, 2019.

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  1. Funtime Freddy

    Funtime Freddy New Member

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    The Inverclyde Line is a route that begins at Glasgow Central and ends at two termini, Gourock and the other terminus is Wemyss Bay. Gourock and Wemyss Bay were stations built connected to a ferry terminus as people were very keen to go "doon the watter fur the ferr" as this was all most workers could afford back then. Going "doon the watter" was a way for the workers of the shipyards and other jobs to relax by hopping aboard a boat and sailing down the River Clyde. The line was first introduced under a small railway company that merged with another and once again merged to become Caledonian Railway. The Caley made Glasgow Central with originally only 8 platforms that was soon extended to 13 in 1890. Once again in later life, it was given an extension was added making the total platforms 17. The line was only electrified in 1967 and special new EMU were built for the line. The line is filled with history and with rich scenery of the River Clyde and the beautiful hills in the distance. The rolling stock for modern day that can be used could be a new Class 380 and Class 314. These units are the most common but in the future, there will be Class 318, Class 320 and Class 334. For Late BR era, there could be a Class 311 which was a train purposely built for this line. For LMS era and Early BR era, there could be many types of steam engines but mostly Caledonian Railway locomotives were repainted for this line. For Caledonian era locos there is the Class 944 as these worked the Wemyss Bay branch. Hope you all find this line interesting.
     

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