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The Caledonian Railway began in the 1830s as part of an effort to link a number of local railways around Edinburgh and Glasgow with the rest of the British rail system. The company's West Coast Main Line was the first to link Edinburgh and Glasgow with London. The company had a distinctive livery -- light blue for its locomotives and purple lake and white for its coaches. The locomotive works was at St Rollox near Glasgow. Owing to legal difficulties the company did not become part of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway until 1 July 1923.
Map of the Caledonian Railway in 1913. Click to Enlarge
Caledonian Railway 2.00 p.m. Glasgow Central to London Euston "Dining Car Express" behind 4-6-0 No. 903 "Cardean" in around 1914
Former Caledonian Railway "439" Class 0-4-4T No. 419. Image copyright Roger Cornfoot and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
McIntosh "600" Class 0-8-0 No. 600 built at St Rollox Works in 1901
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