Cab of a 156 on a Glasgow Central semi-fast, seen at Platform 4 at
Haymarket on 26 February. In the background is one of the bilingual
name signs showing the Gaelic name 'Margadh an Fheoir'. Most of Scotland spoke a Celtic language at some time, but names which sound English, with some exceptions, were generally founded when the area was English speaking. Translating Haymarket into the Gaelic for 'Market of Hay' is interesting, but of little cultural relevance as nobody has ever called it that. Many would (and do) say it is ridiculous. I couldn't possibly comment.
Company: Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Photographer: David Panton
Contact photographer: David Panton
Image number: 33004