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Glasgow Underground Workshop 1974

I have some photos of the old workshop for servicing the subway trains that I made in the 1974 and hope you find them of interest. Lets see if i can link them from flickr..here goes.    hugh








This is the entrance to workshop in Govan. I wonder if it is still there?



And some passengers...

fastnet

Fantastic pics.......I hope you have more to show us...
Stuball

Re: Glasgow Underground Workshop 1974

swelter wrote:



Great photos!

The St Georges Cross one has my curiosity though... was this taken in 1974 too? If so, it's new to me that this station appears to have been rebuilt before the rest of them.
cell

Thanks for posting those, they're great, I really like that one of St Georges Cross and the one with the two guys and a large spanner.
Hope you some more.
Vinny the Mackem

Stuball - I was going to ask the very same thing about St George's! (It's my local station, so particular interest in that!)
swelter

I can't be sure when the photo of St Georges was taken, I thought it was the Cowcaddens Station! The date range would be 1974-79 as i left Glasgow 1979.
Some more
Is this Buchanan Street?








cybers

Brilliant Stuff ....
Every now and then a gem appears that stirs the imaginations and again gets the forum flowing  
Vinny the Mackem

Just wondering then if they redeveloped St Georges when the M8 was being built.  Is that about the time they changed the road layout and built Phoenix Road?
Beano

Swelter....wonderful photies mate    
James

Vinny the Mackem wrote:
Just wondering then if they redeveloped St Georges when the M8 was being built.  

Yes they did, meaning St Georges Cross station was the first one to be modernised.
The tenement that it sat at the base of was demolished when the extension to West
Graham Street, linking it to Great Western Road, was built.



James H
Doog Doog

Brilliant pics,Swelter.
Doorstop

Absolute gem of a set .. full marks for showing us them sir. t.t.v.g.g.s.
Alex Glass

another welcome addition to the forum and what a collection and you do get the sense that there is much more to come

   

Well done Swelter.
kev

Was sent these by the guy who gave me the Maryhill disc
Merkland st Partick








cell

Nice ones! That's the first one I've seen of the old style of ticket booth
cybers

Fully agree with you Cell and the lady in the doorway just makes it all the more poignant...
dickyhart

scuse my daftness here, why was merkland street closed down?
James

dickyhart wrote:
scuse my daftness here, why was merkland street closed down?

They opened Partick a short distance away as an Interchange with the new
Partick railway station above. I suspose it must've been easier to do that than
try and do it on the Merkland Street site.



James H
stranger

dickyhart wrote:
scuse my daftness here, why was merkland street closed down?


Merkland St chamber was on the opposite side of the overground line from where they wanted the interchange station to be, tunneling a new passage through/under the embankment was apparently more difficult than just creating a new chamber as the original chamber would need to be enlarged anyway.
stranger

swelter wrote:

Is this Buchanan Street?


No, the first pic is south of the river or Partick Cross/Kelvin Hall, these stations were close to the surface and many had glass roofs similar to the one shown. The second pic is Bridge St, it might be  a safe assumption that the first pic is too, can you make out the route signs in the original pic, that will give away the station.
Jagz1876

The first photo is Bridge St Station, zoomed in on destination board, next stop inner circle, St Enoch, outer circle West st. As is the second one (Norfolk court flats being built in the background).

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