Watching the trains go by at Falkirk High

Falkirk High Station pictured in 1965 when David Smith used to watch the trains go by as a youngster
Falkirk High Station pictured in 1965 when David Smith used to watch the trains go by as a youngster
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These days trains are mostly a means to get from A to B quickly for busy people in the modern age, but several decades ago they were machines of “fascination”.

David Smith, formerly of Glen Village and Hallglen, remembers watching trains at Falkirk High Station as a youngster in the 1950s and ‘60s.

He said: “ This was a time when it was all steam trains and the fascination was so different to the time of the diesel trains.

“I remember the station well and how it looked back then with a row of old houses along from the station.

“The railway line that used to carry the coal from the pit. The coal pit further up the hill and the siding where the coal was loaded on to the merchants coal lorries after being bagged.

“Memories all gone now. My generation grew up when it was a more simple way of life.”