Dundee West Railway Station (New)

Dundee West Railway Station (New) - Ref: WC1046

This photograph shows South Union Street in Dundee, with the third incarnation of Dundee West railway station on the left hand side with its elegant red sandstone clock tower rising above Thomas Barr's Italianate three-storey structure.

The station was opened in 1889 and stood behind the site of the second Dundee West building, which was demolished to leave a fore court. The Caledonian Railway trains ran from here to Perth and thence to London.

The building on the opposite corner (with the domed roof) is Mather's Hotel, listed in the Dundee Directory as Whitehall Place. The street leading northwards to the city churches at the left of centre is Union Street.

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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