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#MitchellCurious: Railways

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#MitchellCurious: Railways

Let's Talk @ The Mitchell

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Free - Drop-in - no ticket required
Open to All

Dates and times

Monday 4 June 2018
12:30PM - 1:00PM

Each week we bring out items from our rich and varied collections which reflect world events, social conditions, technological advancements and cultural change across the globe. Join us for a half hour opportunity to see and talk to staff about our fascinating collections.

Travel back in time to the golden age of railways. Come along and see some items from our collections including a drawing of a Great Northern Railway 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive, which was the first of a class that would include the “Flying Scotsman”; coverage of the Tay Bridge Disaster; the iconic Forth Bridge; and the Bennie Railplane: the most powerful steam locomotive to run on British rails.

This and other material on railways is available on Level 4 of The Mitchell Library.

For more details on the #MitchellCurious programme, look out for the Mitchell Library Facebook page and #MitchellCurious on Glasgow Libraries’ Twitter feed.


The Mitchell Library

North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN

Open today 9:00am - 8:00pm

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