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Alex Glass

Glasgow Train Stations

There are lots of active and possibly a few disused train stations dotted about Glasgow.

Some have already been posted on here.

Now here is a thread to bring them all together. If you have already posted any phoos of a train station why not also post a photo here.

Easterhouse





Alex Glass

Garrowhill

Alex Glass

Exhibition Train Station











Fjord

I hope long shots count.  If you look really closely you'll see a train stopped at Croftfoot Station on the southside of Glasgow with Toryglen and Polmadie in the background.

LowLight

Easterhouse and Garrowhill are the first two stations I see in the morning Alex. You can actually see my house in one of the shots.

High Street


FULL SIZE with white bit I forgot to edit out.

Easterhouse


Charing Cross
glasgowken

Drumchapel

(This is a couple of years old   )
Alex Glass

Bellgrove



James

Central Station




James H
AlanM

Last time I was in the botanics station I nearly shat myself


... a parky working on the beds at the vents started hoiking his rubbish over the fence.
mrsam

AlanM wrote:
Last time I was in the botanics station I nearly shat myself


... a parky working on the beds at the vents started hoiking his rubbish over the fence.


great story, least it wasnt a jakey with buckfast bottles
LowLight

Bellgrove

Synchro

Alex Glass wrote:
Bellgrove





As an interesting aside, Bellgrove station boasts the only SPAD Indicator signal on the entire network due to the crash here in 1989.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_Bellgrove_rail_crash

It cannot be seen here but is just beyond the signal at danger in the background (passed the red bridge) which protects the junction to Springburn.
mrsam

Whats with belgrove is it some special UG meeting place???

A few of my own....

Anderson


Springburn


and for fun (also Springburn)


Mr Sam

UG has been invaded by the killer distracting snow I see
Hugo Drax

I have just found a fantastic set of photographs showing St. Enoch station just before demolition.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/romari/sets/72157612064519867/

Enjoy  
James

Hugo Drax wrote:
I have just found a fantastic set of photographs showing St. Enoch station just before demolition.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/romari/sets/72157612064519867/

Enjoy  

Excellent pictures, though most of them look mirrored to me.


James H
Hugo Drax

I suspect scanning problems. I might offer to help with a more professional effort.  
James

Ctrl+M in Paint Shop Pro sorts it out...



James H
cybers

Got speaking with my mum about St Enoch Station and she is convinced there is a good few in her collection ... So i begged her to have a look throwing in the mandatory flowers and chocolate bribe...

Fingers crossed...
Alex Glass

Such a charmer Cybers

Looking forward to seeing positive results
BenCooper

Good idea - in no particular order:

Queen Street Station:


Kelvinbridge Station:


Botanic Gardens Station:


West Street Station (am I allowed Subway?):


Central Station:


Maryhill Station (in IR):


Gallowgate Central Station:


Bridgeton Cross Station:
Alex Glass

All great photos Ben

Some restricted places as well  
wee minx

Nice pics Ben  
LowLight

Excellent shots Ben.

Here's a couple from my local tonight. I've really got to remember and change 'USERS COMPANY'
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mrsam

Cool pictures folks Keep up the good work    

Mr Sam
glasgowken

Crosshill.




Partick Central.




Mount Florida.


Bowling.


Dumbarton Central.


Queen Street lower level.


Cathcart.
cybers

WTF is a trial hole  
I mean you dig it its a hole and as far as i am aware there is no in between

Perhaps an apprentice's hole or the first one with a new shovel ?

Love the Crosshill Station photo's ... as a younger man this was the train station to my first loves....
Glad she seen the error of her ways lmao
Alex Glass

Great selection of photos GK

Looks like you have been out wandering
Alex Glass

Barnhill Station





glezgaman

hi,  i've got quite a few photos of glasgow stations ,but i have'nt a clue how to post them. so if somebody could enlighten an auld pensioner on how to go about it i'd be over the moon.
                                                hughie
James

glezgaman wrote:
hi,  i've got quite a few photos of glasgow stations, but i have'nt a clue how to post them. so if somebody could enlighten an auld pensioner on how to go about it i'd be over the moon.
                                                hughie

See >> here <<.



James H
bravotwozero

some good pics there will need to pop along to the lesser known ones
Alex Glass

bravotwozero wrote:
some good pics there will need to pop along to the lesser known ones


Get out there b20

There are lots still to get and it would be good to see some of the less well known ones.

 to Urban Glasgow also to glezgaman

Hope to see your photos soon
Marti

Ok guys, am sure there are some of you who, like me, are just curious as to what lies behind boarded up old railway stations...Cumberland St in question.
Not much to see...anno, but....







Don't know how it's blurred...
Doog Doog

This is  my local station,Crookston after the passenger service was withdrawn.Taken in the late 80's,the line had been singled as the only traffic was a Grangemouth - Hawkhead oil train.The iron footbridge has been removed and by the time the photo was taken,the station building had been transformed from a burned - out shell into 4 dwellings.



Sorry about the poor quality pic. Gonna do a few before & after pics when I get the chance.
John

Hi Doog welcome to UG
I`m guessing the station buildings are in the middle of the pic and your looking back from towards paisley with Cairnhill Drive on your right ?
Doog Doog

Hi Scary,thats right. There used to be a small freight depot where Cairnhill Dr. is.
As a kid,me and my mates used to play on the waste ground before the flats were built.
John

Great memories, I remember just exploring along that bit of the railway and came across a few dens probs built by yourself or your mates
James

Doog Doog wrote:
This is  my local station,Crookston after the passenger service was withdrawn.Taken in the late 80's,the line had been singled as the only traffic was a Grangemouth - Hawkhead oil train.The iron footbridge has been removed and by the time the photo was taken,the station building had been transformed from a burned - out shell into 4 dwellings.



Sorry about the poor quality pic. Gonna do a few before & after pics when I get the chance.

to Urban Glasgow Doog Doog.

Great pic. Anymore of that line from that time? IIRC it was closed to passenger
trains in January 1983, singled sometime later as far as Paisley Canal, and then
reopened in 1990?


James H
Doog Doog

Thanks for the welcome,some cracking stuff on the site.
Had a rummage through photos and there are better ones of Crookston station.Will post them later.
Doog Doog

James,you are correct. Some more:
from 1979


from 1982


the signal box;1986 There's a pile of signal posts at the bottom of the picture.


3 from central station:


Fjord

Thanks for the pics Doog

I have to admit that I was partly involved in ripping up the track from Huntershill-Hawkhead area to Crookston Station around May/June/July 1987?. It was mentioned by many a railwayman at the time that they would rue the day for such folly particularly when BR quickly sold off the land to a private developer near Elderslie thus nullifying any immediate chance of reopening the line towards Ayrshire.
Doog Doog

Fjord,they would have probably done it sooner if it hadn't been for the Ayr electrification,as it was used for diversionary purposes.
If anything,they would have been better closing the Kilmacolm - Elderslie section IMO.
Fjord

Doog Doog wrote:
Fjord,they would have probably done it sooner if it hadn't been for the Ayr electrification,as it was used for diversionary purposes.

That by definition made it's closure even more absurd.

Doog Doog wrote:
If anything,they would have been better closing the Kilmacolm - Elderslie section IMO.

At the time it made sense as there was very little passenger patronage to justify it remaining open. Bearing in mind that this is one of the wealthiest suburbs outwith Glasgow and still is to this day. Although it's been flagged up more recently for reopening but I wouldn't hold my breath.
Stuball

Doog Doog wrote:



Is that an Austin Allegro? My dad had one of them with that fake leather seat covering that would burn skin on a warm day
fastnet

Stuball wrote:
Doog Doog wrote:



Is that an Austin Allegro? My dad had one of them with that fake leather seat covering that would burn skin on a warm day


That was my 1st car..............But it's a long story...........
James

Queen Street Low Level






James H
Stuball

Surprised I never posted this before

kev

Any info on this one in the Gorbals ?




James

kev9 wrote:
Any info on this one in the Gorbals ?

Cumberland Street Station. Closed in early 1966. Formally a 4-track station that
somewhat resembled Paisley Gilmour Street. It was the first station on the line
out of St Enoch. The southern most tracks were the Paisley Canal line, and the
other two joined to the mainline to Paisley GS at Shields Road. The southern half of
the viaduct and station were removed, possibly in the mid-1980s.



http://www.railbrit.co.uk/City_of_Glasgow_Union_Railway/frame.htm


James H
sputnik

simmys removals strikes again.
kev

james73 wrote:
kev9 wrote:
Any info on this one in the Gorbals ?

Cumberland Street Station. Closed in early 1966. Formally a 4-track station that
somewhat resembled Paisley Gilmour Street. It was the first station on the line
out of St Enoch. The southern most tracks were the Paisley Canal line, and the
other two joined to the mainline to Paisley GS at Shields Road. The southern half of
the viaduct and station were removed, possibly in the mid-1980s.

Cheers J. Never thought anything remained connected to St Enochs...had a shufti at the bridge supports next to it.. they are seriously corroded

James

kev9 wrote:
Cheers J. Never thought anything remained connected to St Enochs...had a shufti at the bridge supports next to it.. they are seriously corroded


There's still plenty traffic over that line so it must still be fit for purpose.



James H
kev

More than likely they are ok,,sure there is an inspection shedule and ultrasonics done on the wall thickness and the like. Corrosion is the most common cause of those massive oil tankers breaking in half out at sea that you see sometimes on documentries.  A couple of years ago we had a major coal conveyer collapse due to corrosion and it was regularly inspected.

John

They look well dodgy to me, metal is funny stuff I hear what your saying with the ultrasounds etc Kev coz that`s what closed the General Terminus Quay, the scans showed metal fatigue in the carrying beams. I personally never trust steel in old buildings as it may look ok on outside but can be paper thin with wear / corrosion on the inside.
streapadair

james73 wrote:
kev9 wrote:
Any info on this one in the Gorbals ?

Cumberland Street Station. Closed in early 1966. Formally a 4-track station that
somewhat resembled Paisley Gilmour Street. It was the first station on the line
out of St Enoch. The southern most tracks were the Paisley Canal line, and the
other two joined to the mainline to Paisley GS at Shields Road. The southern half of
the viaduct and station were removed, possibly in the mid-1980s.

James H


James, my understanding (which may be complete horlicks of course) is that Cumberland St Sta. was the one facing on to Eglinton St, the frontage built like commercial premises (latterly The Office pub occupied the ground floor and remained after the rest was demolished). The one in kev9's pic seems to have been Main St Sta.
James

streapadair wrote:
James, my understanding (which may be complete horlicks of course) is that Cumberland St Sta. was the one facing on to Eglinton St, the frontage built like commercial premises (latterly The Office pub occupied the ground floor and remained after the rest was demolished). The one in kev9's pic seems to have been Main St Sta.

Main Street Station became Cumberland Street Station - the line was originally
on a 2-track viaduct. When St Enoch station was expanded from 6 platforms to
12 platforms, they doubled the amount of tracks over the Clyde and, consequently,
the number of lines turning sharply West at Gorbals Junction.

This is when Main Street station became Cumberland Street station.  



James H
Fjord

Here's a couple of past present aerial shots to compare how things were once laid out compared to what exists today.



Steam train passing over Gorbals Street railway bridge as it passes by the site of the former Main St Station. The loco is tender first so it may have been hauling empty coaches from St Enochs to Bellahouston carriage depot?



Same train but it has progressed slightly further along the line as it passes over the railway bridge at Surrey Street, the northern end of the street is now Stirlingfaulds Place.

The image below is a composite of how things look today.



As for Cumberland Street Station it was a quite a large station well served by four platforms which stretched from Eglinton Street to Surrey Street. Remains of the platforms were still in existence until 1987.

Overhead view of Cumberland St Station while in regular use (*NB: Panoramic image so you may have to scroll to view the whole image)

streapadair

From SCRAN (not sure if I'm allowed to lift their photos):

Caption to photo of station facing Eglinton St (with Office pub) -

Cumberland Street Station [Formerly Eglinton St Station], Glasgow

This station was opened in 1900 by the Glasgow & South Western Railway, though it was on the City of Glasgow Union Railway. It was originally called Eglinton Street but was renamed Cumberland Street. It served what was then the middle-class suburb of Gorbals, and was a convenient point to interchange with tram services to the south side of Glasgow.

This shows the southern side of the station from the south-west. The entrance was through an arch under the bridge, and the 'first floor' seen here was actually a screen wall round the southern west-bound platform. The street frontage was faced with red sandstone.

The passenger services through this station ended in 1966, when St Enoch Station was closed, though this station had been closed some time earlier. The platform buildings were demolished in 1969, and the screen wall seen here has since followed.

Caption to photo of station in kev9's photo -

Main Street Station, Glasgow

Main Street Gorbals station was opened by CGU in 1872 and closed in 1900 by the Glasgow & South Western Railway, though it was on the City of Glasgow Union Railway. It was replaced by the adjacent Eglinton Street Station. Rather confusingly, the railway line for both stations ran adjacent to what is now Cumberland Street. Eglinton Street Station was later renamed Cumberland Street.

This shows the entrance to the station from Cumberland Street. Passages and stairs led from this building to all four platforms. The steel parapet and substructure of the main city-bound platform can be seen to the right, bracketed from the side of the bridge carrying the track.

The passenger services on this line ended in 1966, when St Enoch Station was closed, though this station had been closed some time earlier, and this entrance had not been used for many years. The platform buildings were demolished in 1969, though this building still survives.


Somebody's confused here. Normally I would assume that it's me, but with the authority of SCRAN . . .
Fjord

streapadair wrote:



Somebody's confused here. Normally I would assume that it's me, but with the authority of SCRAN . . .


SCRANS a peculiar site. So much wealth but loath to share it's photographic riches unless you throw money at it.

They're probably just pissed that they don't have your unique collection at their disposal.

Anyway back on topic here's some pics taken 2006 of the remains of the station. Note the platform exit to street level minus it's canopy roof.







Stirlingfaulds Place at Cumberland Street looking towards Surrey Street

Doog Doog

Some more from Central Station:










Doog Doog

Heres a before and after,though its not  quite right.

1979


2009


Was wanting to do some more,but the vegetation on the abandoned platform makes it almost inaccessible.
Stuball

Close enough, nice work :)
Doog Doog

Cheers Stuball.
Stuball

It's just beyond the station platform

Doog Doog

Hmmm....... but where?  
wee minx

Is it Bridgeton?
cybers

The Gorbals... Above that old boozer
Stuball

Doog Doog

Heres another Paisley Gilmour St. one:

tombro

Jonno22,

Loving all of your Railway pics but your Charing Cross Station pic really brings back so many memories.

I remember being on the platform there late in the 1950's, waiting for the train back to Drumchapel, and it was so dark and dank in the days of the Steam Trains.  That Stone Wall background still looks the same, although a little cleaner !

Tombro  
Stuball

cybers


That made me swear out loud Stu  
Mahdi West

Glasgow Central

Doog Doog

Thats a nice one mahdi
norrie

Hi Mahdi West, where exactly is that entrance?
Cant place it, no doubt I have walked past it many times
Bye for now, norrie
cybers

Its wherte the ramp comes up onto the platforms around P11 if i aint mistaken...
norrie

Hi Cybers, is that the rd where the taxis used to come right into the station?

Bye for now, norrie
Doog Doog

Aye Norrie,was also the vehicular entrance for station parking.
Stuball

Crosshill Station







norrie

Hi stuball, good photos, were they taken recently?
Bye for now, norrie
Stuball

Couple of weeks ago Norrie
Mahdi West

Former Bridge Street station building. View through the murky windows of a train.
Mahdi West

Former Eglinton Street goods station. Another view from the train. The equipment for the motorway extension has curtailed the view we have now.
Mahdi West

Dumbreck station, bathed in sunshine.
norrie

Hi Mahdi West, keep up the good work
Bye for now, norrie
Capercaillie



Foundation for Crow Road station.
Capercaillie



Possil station
fastnet

pics aren't loading mate...........try this.

http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/about858.html
Capercaillie



Closer to station buildings, taken in 2006 so don't know what state it's in now.
Capercaillie



Strathbungo station, again in 2006.
Doog Doog

Nice pics,Capercaillie
James

Same station from the other side.




James H
norrie

Hi capercallie ,the station building on Balmore rd, Possil Station has been demolished
There is still a station there but its on the other side of the rd, its just a platform, check it out on google earth, I tried to post a photo here but Photobucket is acting up
James

norrie wrote:
Hi capercallie ,the station building on Balmore rd, Possil Station has been demolished

When did that happen??  


James H
norrie

Hi James 73 not sure when it happened but going by google its gone
I will try to load the photo again

Possil Station was on the left, where the wall is

James

Ah, that's the current station which sat on the left there whereas its now
on the right hand side. The old Possil station is still there, further north.




James H
Capercaillie

Can't do a capture of the location, but according to streetview on my version of Google earth it's still there!

Don't think you're at the correct location as I don't recognise the surrounding buildings.

For the record it's just north of the existing Possilpark station on the A879.

Edit to add: Wot he said.  
norrie

Woops ,I forgot about the line that ran into Stobhill hospital
This line that has a station now on the right hand side of Balmore rd, I cant ever remember a station being there when I lived in Milton.
Thanks for pointing out my error, its not like me
Jester

james73 wrote:
Ah, that's the current station which sat on the left there whereas its now
on the right hand side. The old Possil station is still there, further north.




James H

Scratching my head now. I'll have to check later.
Jester

Checked last night, the old station building is still there.

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