Dundee West Railway Station (New)

Dundee West Railway Station (New) - Ref: WC1041

This photograph is taken looking west along Dock Street in Dundee, with the third Dundee West Station standing proudly on the west side of South Union Street, its elegant clock tower dominating the skyline.

Alexander Wilson, the Dundee amateur photographer, was obviously impressed by the building, judging by the number of times he chose it as a subject. The red stone and the Scottish baronial style made it an eye catching building.

The fore court (site of the second Dundee West station) ushered travellers into a semi-circular booking office, with direct access to the four platforms. Trains ran to Perth and thence to Glasgow or London. Dundee East provided connections to the north.

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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