BUCHANAN STREET AND ST. ENOCH'S RAILWAY STATIONS AND ST. ENOCH'S HOTEL

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Transport

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: BUCHANAN STREET AND ST. ENOCH'S RAILWAY STATIONS AND ST. ENOCH'S HOTEL

Reference number: 4004

Date: 1966*

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.30 mins

Description: Shows life in and around the former Buchanan and St. Enoch's railway stations during the 1960s.

The St Enoch's Station Hotel was built in 1880, closed in 1966 and demolished in 1977 to make way for St Enoch's Shopping Centre. The railway station was constructed in 1876 by the City of Glasgow Union Railway. Opened in 1849 and the only foothold of the Caledonian Railway on the north of the Clyde, Buchanan Street was situated quite close to the existing Queen Street station and used for the company's English traffic.

SMT 'Strathlyde Motor Traction', featured in the shotlist record was a company that operated from around 1905 until reorganised as the Scottish Bus Group (Kelvin Scottish, Clydeside Scottish etc) in 1985.

Shotlist: REEL I
gvs St. Enoch railway station and hotel. Underground station visible to right of picture and sign for Ross's Carpet Shops under station entrance forecourt (0.21) shots of cars and buses around railway station, view of SMT (Strathclyde Motor Traction) Glasgow Air Terminal adjacent to station entrance, gvs busy streets with traffic (1.08) shot of people with luggage waiting in queue alongside black taxi cab (1.17) [very underexposed picture, difficult to identify] ints St. Enoch's Station with crowds of people milling about, drinking in bar, views of car park with shop sign (and ints?) at 'Stockwell China Bazaar Worldwide Export Service' in view (1.47) shot taken from inside station with stationary train, looking on to (King Street?) m/s gvs trains moving in and out of station (2.50)

REEL II
ext front of St. Enoch hotel (0.07) side view of St. Enoch railway station entrance and hotel building (0.30) shot of St. Enoch's Square taken from Argyll Street, underground building and busy street scenes with traffic and people (0.56) [this footage all very dark and underexposed] some building in middle of demolition (?) (1.05) shot taken from St. Enoch's station roof, looking over to Argyll Street, the underground building and various buildings in view (1.18) [bright, rather faded] gvs Buchanan Street railway station, shot of front and streets with traffic driving by, shots of the platforms and trains moving in and out, station car park (2.50)

REEL III
[no credits] train no. 3B, 'Glasgow Buchanan Street' written on destination board (0.04) ints Buchanan Street train station, information board with details of destinations, red postbox and clock in view, gvs people milling about with luggage, buying tickets from kiosk (0.29) [this shot very underexposed and dark] ints station (?) (0.41) exts gvs British Railways Buchanan Street station from different angles, gvs traffic outside and longer shots of cars driving past, people walking past wooden station building (1.50)