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Another Low-Loader Leaves the MOT

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Each day something in the Museum of Transport has either changed location, been wrapped up or been removed altogether.

This morning, it was the railway signal tower’s turn for decant. This fragile memento from the heyday of steam was carefully laid down along a low-loader before being wrapped in a protective cover. Then the lorry was off to the GMRC stores in Nitshill where it’ll soon be available for viewing.

The signal tower itself came from Fairlie Pier Railway Station on the North Ayrshire coast, a popular destination among Glaswegians who travelled there by train before boarding a paddle steamer and sailing to Millport, Rothesay, Tarbert, Campbeltown or Brodick. 

Fairlie Pier Railway Station - you can clearly see the signal tower in the centre of the image.


Now, with only four locos and seven trams on the floor of the main hall, the Museum of Transport is starting to feel a little bit empty!

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Written by Colin Campbell

July 29, 2010 at 3:44 pm

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