West Railway Station (Old), Dundee

West Railway Station (Old), Dundee - Ref: WC1111

This photograph shows the 2nd Dundee West Station, home of the Caledonian Railway, some time before 1888, when the building of the third station, in the Scottish Baronial style, started.

Dundee was served by three mainline stations: as well as Dundee West, there was Tay Bridge Station, home of the North British, in approximately the same location, and Dundee East, whose lines served the north eastern coast to Aberdeen.

The second station was built in 1863 by the Scottish Central Railway. The single span mansard roof covering the train shed measured 310 feet in length. A two-storey stone structure on South Union Street, it had a clock turret with balustrades.

Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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