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jonno22

Glasgow Riverside Railway

Hi all. I've added another abandoned and disused railways gallery to my site, a gallery which will expand greatly over the next couple of week though I will keep you all posted of the future updates that I will be making. I'm in the middle of adding a commentary box for the gallery and also typing photograph captions. Below is the link to the entire gallery and below that is a few photoraphs, contents of what can be found in the entire gallery

ABANDONED AND DISUSED RAILWAYS: Scotstoun West Junction / Scotstoun West Station -
Partick West - Partick Central - Yorkhill Tunnel:
http://jonathanmcgurk.fotopic.net/grr



The former Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway (part of former Caledonian Railway Company) railway route between Scotstoun West Junction / Scotstoun West station to Partick West station / Partick West Junction - Partick Central - Yorkhill Tunnel:

The railway route sectioned between the former Yoker Ferry station (a former station on this section of line west of Scotstoun West station) and Partick Central was known as the Glasgow Riverside Railway and had stations at Yoker Ferry, Scotstoun West, Scotstoun East, Whiteinch Riverside, Partick West and Partick Central. The railway line was a mixed traffic railway line carrying both freight and passenger trains. The route closed fully (as well as all of the remaining Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway stations that were still opened) on 5th October 1964 as part of the infamous 'Beeching - Axe' with station building being demolished in later years (unfortuneately). The railway line is now a cycle path which is used greatly by keen cyclists wanting to explore what was once a 'heavy', in terms of freight and passenger train traffic, railway line. The line served local shipyards of which there were many and also other local industries / factories. Below are some photographs of the former line. The rest of the photographs can be found in the first link in this thread. I will be revisiting sections of the line that I have not visited that I have mentioned in the thread title though I will keep you all updated of when I revisit the locatons not visited within the next couple of weeks.

Scotstoun West Station (L&D Railway) Looking across to the Rothesay Dock Branch Line (also part of the L&D Railway)

Scotstoun West station looking east towards Scotstoun East

Scotstoun West station barrier fence railings detail

Scotstoun West station looking east towards Scotstoun East

Scotstoun West station looking west towards Yoker Ferry

A general view of Scotstoun East station looking east towards Whiteinch Riverside

Scotstoun East station looking west towards Scotstoun West Junction / station

Scotstoun East former station windows at the entrance and exit to the station

What was the staircase leading to and from the station platform / station building from the entrance and exit to Scotstoun East station

Looking east slightly east from Scotstoun East station towards Whiteinch Riverside


Many telegraph cable poles still remain intact for much of the former railway route seen here east of Scotstoun East (first photograph) and west of Scotstoun West station (second photograph)


Looking West towards Scotstoun East station

A photograph of what was part of a railway bridge embankment slightly west of Whiteinch Riverside station


The remains of Whiteinch Riverside station


The car showroom centre, Mechargs replaces where the railway line embankment continued to Partick West station (next to the Meadowside Granary which is now replaced with luxurious and expensive flats)


Best Regards

Jonathan McGurk
cybers

Great set of photographs Jonathan.
Never walked that line at all ... Still have no intention of doing so but it's great to see what is up there.
Off to have a look in your gallery now.
James

Re: Glasgow Riverside Railway

jonno22 wrote:
The car showroom centre, Mechargs replaces where the railway line embankment continued to Partick West station (next to the Meadowside Granary which is now replaced with luxurious and expensive flats)

That section of the viaduct was removed "to open up the riverside to Partick." As
soon as it was removed they built a big fcuk off car showroom...





James H
jonno22

Cybers and James, thnks for your feedback. I will be visiting the entire former branch over the next few weeks. WHen I make future updates I will notify and post some pics in this thread.

Best Regards

Jonathan McGurk
kev

Jonno..check out this link...posted this way back at the beginning of the year...might be of intrest to you
http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/Old_for...still_in_daily_use_about1203.html
jonno22

Thanks for the indeed interesting link Kev, much appreciated;)

Best Regards

Jonathan McGurk
Saltmarketeer

Nice photos Jonno.

I wish I could get permission to walk that line behind my house. It splits off the Queen Street Low-Level line just east of High Street station and runs through the city and across the Clyde to the old Freightliner Depot. It's a lot busier than people think too.
jonno22

You mean the former City Union Line?. If so this line is still in use, rarely though. Cheers for the feedback by the way;)

Best Regards

Jonathan McGurk
Saltmarketeer

jonno22 wrote:
You mean the former City Union Line?. If so this line is still in use, rarely though. Cheers for the feedback by the way;)

Best Regards

Jonathan McGurk


I thought it was derelict until I moved here. What I see depends largely when I'm peering out the kitchen window but so far it's been maybe 2-4 workings a day on average. It's weird to be looking out late at night and this darkened train slides past just yards away. All very sinister!  
Fjord

jonno22 wrote:
You mean the former City Union Line?. If so this line is still in use, rarely though.

Best Regards

Jonathan McGurk


Wrong!  It is in fact used 24 hours 7 days a week 365 days a year carrying scheduled traffic and non WTT advertised diversions.

A bit of friendly advice I'd stick to photographing trains from platforms or other safe view points and not making out your the font of knowledge of all things railway related as you could easily mislead others less knowledgeable than yourself into dangerous/ criminal situations.

Keep the fcuk off live railways.


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Saltmarketeer

Fjord wrote:
jonno22 wrote:
You mean the former City Union Line?. If so this line is still in use, rarely though.

Best Regards

Jonathan McGurk


Wrong!  It is in fact used 24 hours 7 days a week 365 days a year carrying scheduled traffic and non WTT advertised diversions.

A bit of friendly advice I'd stick to photographing trains from platforms or other safe view points and not making out your the font of knowledge of all things railway related as you could easily mislead others less knowledgeable than yourself into dangerous/ criminal situations.

Keep the fcuk off live railways.


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Apologies, Fjord; I wasn't for a minute suggesting scaling the wall behind my house and going for a wander. That's why I said I'd like permission.

If anyone else took what I said to mean wandering around live railways, apologies also.

*goes and sits on naughty step*

Fjord

No need for apologies Saltmarketeer my reply was directed at the OP
cybers

Feck me i thought i got banned pressed for reply and it said only members can reply....

I can fully understand your stance on this Fjord I know of the posts and the crap my dad had to go through every time an unfortunate decided the railways were a good place to pass the time.
If the rails are still down stay the feck off it ....  
jonno22

fair shout fjord but I disagree with what you are saying about me! You certainly kknow how to make people feel as if the are big headed!

Best Regards

Jonathan McGurk
orion83uk

Re: Glasgow Riverside Railway

james73 wrote:
jonno22 wrote:
The car showroom centre, Mechargs replaces where the railway line embankment continued to Partick West station (next to the Meadowside Granary which is now replaced with luxurious and expensive flats)

That section of the viaduct was removed "to open up the riverside to Partick." As
soon as it was removed they built a big fcuk off car showroom...





James H


What a showroom though LOL. But in all seriousness, not a fan of the place. Wasn't particular pleased either at the used dealer who tried to talk me into a used Chevrolet Aveo (was only in to help someone look at a used Fiesta or Polo). The Aveo is an American badged car, built in Korea using the underpinnings from the old Vauxhall Corsa...can't think of anything worse. "Just savour the awfulness". Excuse the off topic'ness.

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