I am looking for old Turnberry railway
photographs for an upcoming book. My co-author (Stuart Rankin) and I have
tried various sources for a particular photograph of this line and are
asking Maybole website visitors for help.
We just cannot find a photo of the
opening-day special train that ran to Turnberry for the luncheon of the
railway directors and their guests, but such a photo must have been taken
on the day. In the Ayrshire Post a week after the railway and hotel
opening, there was a photo of the hotel that was taken by the Henderson
firm, and I would have thought that the firm would have taken other photos
at Turnberry, including of the train and the arrival of the guests. So,
where are these photos, we wonder? It is inconceivable that photos would
not have been taken of the opening day events, and so far the mystery of
their whereabouts remains.
If you can help with this request please
contact me at this email address.
David McConnell, Prestwick