Monday 13 Nov 2006


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Scotland’s Railway: Scotland
Date: Friday 17 November 2006 Time: 10:15am (please arrive 9:30am – 10am to sign in) Location: Glasgow Central station, Gordon Street, Glasgow Event: “Central to Glasgow” launched by the Lord Provost of Glasgow, Liz Cameron Contact: Media Relations Scotland, 0141 555 4108/09 “Central to Glasgow” is being published to mark the centenary of Glasgow Central station in its current form.  Covering the evolution of the station and the train services operating from it since 1906, the book chronicles the station's place in the heart of the city and of its citizens through personal reminiscence, anecdote, photographs and illustrations. The event also marks the 70th anniversary of the first non-stop return train run between London and Glasgow. The steam locomotive ‘Princess Elizabeth’ will provide the backdrop for this. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to The Railway Children charity.

Notes to editors

Member of the press are requested to sign in at station reception next to W H Smith on arrival Guests and contributors will gather at Bonapartes on the west side of the concourse from 9:30am before moving to platform 11 for the launch "Central to Glasgow" was compiled by Dugald Cameron, edited by Jim Summers, produced by Alan Carlaw and finance/administration by Bill Ure "Central to Glasgow" has been generously supported by the Scottish railway industry, Glasgow City Council and the Railway Heritage Trust. All contributors gave their work freely The publisher is Strathwood - 01479 831 139

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