Opening of the Edinburgh and Glasgow
The line roughly followed the route of the Forth and Clyde and Union canals. The most significant of the engineering achievements needed for the project was the thirty-six arch viaduct over the Almond valley.
The total cost of construction of the forty-six-mile track was £1,200,000.
The initial service comprised four trains daily traveling in both directions, taking 21/2 hours each way.First-class, traveling in some comfort cost 8/- single. Third class was 4/-. These passengers stood throughout the journey in trucks and there was no roof.
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