Glasgow and South Western Railway

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GLASGOW AND SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

Arms of Glasgow and South Western Railway

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

Created in 1847 as an amalgamation of the Glasgow, Dumfries & Carlisle with the Paisley, Kilmarnock & Ayr Railway, it also incorporated the oldest Scots railway, the Kilmarnock & Troon.

The company did not use a really heraldic device on its badge: a caduceus of Mercury (messenger of the gods) for speed; the distaff of Minerva (goddess of handicrafts) for local industries and the trident of Neptune for the Ayrshire ports.


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