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The Puffing Briggie

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The Puffing Briggie
This image looks south over the suburban platforms of the old Aberdeen Joint Railway Station. Its large curved roof can be seen in the background.

The covered walkway that can be seen on the right of the image, that joins the platforms, likely linked up with the Palace Hotel.

Consulting The Joint Station: Aberdeen Station, 1867-1992 (c1992) tells us that this image probably dates from 1912 when, in additional to commencing the reconstruction of the Joint Station, the GNSR also laid new loading docks and carriage storage siding in the Hadden Mills site. This was to ensure that the main station buildings were used purely for passenger traffic.

The walkway that linked Windmill Brae and the Green, known affectionately as the Puffing Briggie, can be seen in the centre of the image. It looks like a section has been temporarily demolished as part of the ongoing work.
Aberdeen City Centre
Transport, Railways
B13_02
Aberdeen Local Studies
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