Dundee West Railway Station (New)

Dundee West Railway Station (New) - Ref: WC1043

Dundee West Station was the Caledonian Railway's Dundee terminus. Trains ran westwards to Perth and then to Glasgow and England. The building in this photograph by Alexander Wilson is the third station, opened in 1889.

Designed by Thomas Barr, the railway's chief engineer, it was erected behind the second station (a stone structure which had itself replaced a wooden one), which was then demolished to make way for the grand entrance and approach.

Built in the Scottish baronial style, it was constructed in red sandstone. The semi-circular booking office gave access to four platforms. A left luggage office was situated beyond the station proper on an external wall.

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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