Saturday, December 12, 2009

Saint-Ghislain railway station ...

... Saint Ghislain railway station (1890) ...

... According to Servais, the greater coat of arms
has the shield supported by an eagle and a bear,
recalling St. Ghislain's legend, and surmonted
by a miter and a cross recalling the saint himself.

These arms, granted by Royal Decree
on 20 August 1840, were identical to the arms
adopted by the abbey of Saint-Ghislain in 1588 ...

source: flagspot.net

... on line 97: Mons - Quiévrain
departure of line 87: Mons - Tournai
and line 100: Saint-Ghislain - Tertre (- Maffle)
former line 99: Saint-Ghislain - Warquignies
former line 102 Saint-Ghislain - Frammeries ...
source: nl.wikipedia.org

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