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Glasgow Museum Of Transport
The Glasgow
Glasgow
Museum of Transport in Glasgow, Scotland
Scotland
was established in 1964 and initially located at a former tram depot in Pollokshields. In 1987 the museum was relocated to the city's Kelvin Hall, then moved to its current location in the Riverside Museum
Riverside Museum
building at Glasgow Harbour in 2011.[1]Contents1 History 2 Museum of Transport (1987 - 2010)2.1 Road vehicles 2.2 Ship models 2.3 Railway and municipal transport exhibits3 New Museum of Transport 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The Museum of Transport was first established in 1964. Created in the wake of the closure of Glasgow's tramway system in 1962, it was initially located at the former Coplawhill tram depot on Albert Drive in Pollokshields, before moving to the Kelvin Hall
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Glasgow
Glasgow
Glasgow
(/ˈɡlɑːzɡoʊ, ˈɡlɑːs-, ˈɡlæz-, ˈɡlæs-/;[6][7] Scots: Glesga /ˈɡlezɡə/; Scottish Gaelic: Glaschu [ˈkl̪ˠas̪əxu]) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom. Historically part of Lanarkshire, the city now forms the Glasgow
Glasgow
City council area, one of the 32 council areas of Scotland; the local authority is Glasgow
Glasgow
City Council. Glasgow
Glasgow
is situated on the River Clyde
River Clyde
in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as "Glaswegians" or "Weegies". It is the fourth most visited city in the UK. Glasgow
Glasgow
grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde
River Clyde
to become the largest seaport in Britain
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Glasgow And South Western Railway
The Glasgow
Glasgow
and South Western Railway (G&SWR) was a railway company in Scotland. It served a triangular area of south-west Scotland between Glasgow, Stranraer
Stranraer
and Carlisle. It was formed on 28 October 1850 by the merger of two earlier railways, the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway and the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway
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HMS Hood (51)
HMS Hood
HMS Hood
(pennant number 51) was the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy. Commissioned in 1920, she was named after the 18th-century Admiral Samuel Hood. One of four Admiral-class battlecruisers
Admiral-class battlecruisers
ordered in mid-1916, Hood had design limitations, though her design was revised after the Battle of Jutland
Battle of Jutland
and improved while she was under construction. For this reason she was the only ship of her class to be completed
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HMS Howe (32)
HMS Howe (pennant number 32) was the last of the five British King George V-class battleships of the Royal Navy. Built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, she was laid down on 1 June 1937 and launched 9 April 1940. She was originally to have been named Beatty but this was changed to Howe, after Admiral
Admiral
Richard Howe. Howe was completed on 29 August 1942 after her building time was extended, as needed war supplies were diverted to work of a higher priority such as the construction and repair of both merchant ships and escort ships. Like her sister-ship Anson, Howe spent most of her career in the Arctic providing cover for Russian convoys. In 1943 Howe took part in Operation Husky
Operation Husky
and bombarded Trapani
Trapani
naval base and Favignana
Favignana
in support of the allied invasions
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RMS Queen Mary
The RMS Queen Mary
RMS Queen Mary
is a retired ocean liner that sailed primarily on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line
Cunard Line
– known as Cunard-White Star Line
Cunard-White Star Line
when the vessel entered service. Built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland, Queen Mary, along with RMS Queen Elizabeth,[3] were built as part of Cunard's planned two-ship weekly express service between Southampton, Cherbourg and New York. The two ships were a British response to the express superliners built by German, Italian and French companies in the late 1920s and early 1930s
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RMS Queen Elizabeth
Liverpool (1940–1968) Nassau (1970–1972)Route: TransatlanticOrdered: 6 October 1936Builder:John Brown and Company  Clydebank, Scotland, Great BritainYard number: Hull 552Way number: 4Laid down: 4 December 1936[1]Launched: 27 September 1938Christened: 27 September 1938Maiden voyage: 3 March 1940Identification: Radio Callsign GBSSFate: Fire-damaged and partially dismantled, vessel's remains covered over on seabed in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Harbour in 1975General characteristicsType: Ocean liner


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Caledonian Railway
The Caledonian Railway
Caledonian Railway
(CR) was a major Scottish railway company. It was formed in the early 19th century with the objective of forming a link between English railways and Glasgow. It progressively extended its network and reached Edinburgh
Edinburgh
and Aberdeen, with a dense network of branch lines in the area surrounding Glasgow. It was absorbed into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London, Midland and Scottish Railway
in 1923
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Caledonian Railway Single
Caledonian Railway
Caledonian Railway
Single No. 123 is a preserved Scottish steam locomotive. The unique 4-2-2
4-2-2
was built by Neilson and Company
Neilson and Company
in 1886, works No. 3553, as an exhibition locomotive. In 1914 it was placed on the Caledonian Railway
Caledonian Railway
duplicate list, and renumbered 1123. It entered London, Midland and Scottish Railway
London, Midland and Scottish Railway
service in 1923 and the LMS renumbered it 14010 and gave it the power classification 1P. During the 1920s it was allocated to working the directors' saloon, but it was returned to ordinary service in 1930
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Highland Railway
The Highland Railway
Highland Railway
(HR) was one of the smaller British railways before the Railways Act 1921, operating north of Perth railway station in Scotland
Scotland
and serving the farthest north of Britain. Based in Inverness, the company was formed by merger in 1865, absorbing over 249 miles (401 km) of line. It continued to expand, reaching Wick and Thurso
Thurso
in the north and Kyle of Lochalsh
Kyle of Lochalsh
in the west, eventually serving the counties of Caithness, Sutherland, Ross & Cromarty, Inverness, Perth, Nairn, Moray and Banff
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Highland Railway Jones Goods Class
The Highland Railway Jones Goods class was a class of steam locomotive, and was notable as the first class with a 4-6-0 wheel arrangement in the British Isles. Fifteen were built, and one has survived to preservation. Originally known as the Big Goods class,[1] they became class I under Peter Drummond's 1901 classification scheme. Fifteen locomotives were built by Sharp, Stewart and Company and delivered between September and November 1894, numbered 103 to 117. At the time, these were the most powerful main line engines in the country
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Great North Of Scotland Railway
The Great North of Scotland Railway
Great North of Scotland Railway
(GNSR/GNoSR) was one of the two smallest of the five major Scottish railway companies prior to the 1923 Grouping, operating in the north-east of the country. Formed in 1845, it carried its first passengers the 39 miles (63 km) from Kittybrewster, in Aberdeen, to Huntly
Huntly
on 20 September 1854. By 1867 it owned 226 1⁄4 route miles (364.1 km) of line and operated over a further 61 miles (98 km). The early expansion was followed by a period of forced economy, but in the 1880s the railway was refurbished, express services began to run and by the end of that decade there was a suburban service in Aberdeen
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LNER Class D40
The London and North Eastern Railway
London and North Eastern Railway
(LNER) D40 class is a type of 4-4-0
4-4-0
steam locomotive inherited from the Great North of Scotland Railway (GNSR). It consisted of GNSR class V (introduced in 1899 by William Pickersgill) and GNSR class F (introduced in 1920 by T. E. Heywood)
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Locomotives Of The Glasgow And South Western Railway
The locomotives of the Glasgow and South Western Railway (G&SWR). The G&SWR had its headquarters in Glasgow with its main locomotive works in Kilmarnock.Contents1 Engines inherited from constituent companies 2 Engines built by the Glasgow and South Western Railway2.1 Patrick Stirling (1853-1866) 2.2 James Stirling (1866-1878) 2.3 Hugh Smellie (1878-1890) 2.4 James Manson (1890-1911) 2.5 Peter Drummond (1911-1918) 2.6 R. H. Whitelegg (1918-1922)3 Numbering and classification 4 Liveries 5 Locomotives under LMS ownership 6 Preservation 7 Notes 8 Sources 9 External linksEngines inherited from constituent companies[edit] The G&SWR was formed in 1850 from a merger of the Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway (GPK&AR) and the Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway (GD&CR)
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Royal Navy
The Royal Navy
Navy
(RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force. Although warships were used by the English kings from the early medieval period, the first major maritime engagements were fought in the Hundred Years War
Hundred Years War
against the Kingdom of France. The modern Royal Navy
Navy
traces its origins to the early 16th century; the oldest of the UK's armed services, it is known as the Senior Service. From the middle decades of the 17th century, and through the 18th century, the Royal Navy
Navy
vied with the Dutch Navy
Navy
and later with the French Navy
Navy
for maritime supremacy. From the mid 18th century, it was the world's most powerful navy until surpassed by the United States Navy
Navy
during the Second World War
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Andrew Barclay & Sons Co.
Andrew Barclay Sons & Co. are a builder of steam and later fireless and diesel locomotives. The company's history dates to foundation of an engineering workshop in 1840 in Kilmarnock, Scotland. After a long period of operation the company was acquired by the Hunslet group in 1972 and renamed Hunslet-Barclay; in 2007 the company changed hands after bankruptcy becoming Brush-Barclay
Brush-Barclay
as part of the FKI Group
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