About this artwork

This photograph is among the earliest taken of the railways in Scotland. In 1845 Hill and Adamson travelled to Linlithgow, probably by train, in order to photograph the main sights of the town. A number of the photographs they made during this visit show the train station, which opened just three years earlier. The prominence of the station in the photographs demonstrates the increasing importance of the railways to the fortunes of this small Scottish town.

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David Octavius Hill

Robert Adamson

David Octavius Hill

Robert Adamson