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Drittsekk

Lanarkshire railway stuff







I was surprised the platforms were still at Newhouse
Drittsekk

sorry those were

Bothwell
Newhouse station
and Salsburgh

Jester

I have geocaches near two of those!
cybers

A glory hunting treasure seeking pirate ladies and genklemanz      
Nice work on the stations though ...
Been seeking a burnt out car for something for a while but the councils remove them quicker than they appear and now with the price of metal the gypos are just as likely to wait till the fire service leave before returning for a trip to Dalton's ....

(Dalton's name added purely for dramatic effect and in no way assumes any wrong doing)
weechookieburdie

Old Lanarkshire & Dunbartonshire Railway

Gone.
weechookieburdie

Gone. Like the railway.
cybers

Is Old Kilpatrick in Lanarkshire ? interesting photos but wrong thread as i am sure theres a Balloch Line thread somewhere if its in the proper thread its easier to find more chance it can be related to and keeps the place generally tidy.
weechookieburdie

Old Kilpatrick is in West Dunbartonshire, but the railway was the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway...so...to me, it kinda qualified. Maybe I'm being too literal...
Charlie Endell

Anyone give me pointers as to where I can find the site of Newhouse station?

I've found Uplawmoor and Tillietudlem - Newhouse is another I'd like to 'tick off'.
Capercaillie

Just to the east of the roundabout at the Newhouse Hotel on the south side of the B7066. There's nothing left of it but the walls of the former bridge still exist at the site and the line of the track is still discernable on the north side of the B7066 as it passed under the A73.

OS Explorer 343 has it at 796 615.
Charlie Endell

Capercaillie wrote:
Just to the east of the roundabout at the Newhouse Hotel on the south side of the B7066. There's nothing left of it but the walls of the former bridge still exist at the site and the line of the track is still discernable on the north side of the B7066 as it passed under the A73.

OS Explorer 343 has it at 796 615.


Cheers!
Charlie Endell

I'm going to pop along tomorrow. Although I know the station buildings are long gone hopefully the platforms are still there.

Although the station closed to passenger traffic in 1930 I know the buildings were still there until at least the 1960s - this photograph (taken in 1962 and showing a railtour special passing through)

http://www.railbrit.co.uk/imageenlarge/imagecomplete.php?id=23278 appears on the cover of Gordon Stansfield's Lanarkshire's Lost Railways.
Capercaillie

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cybers

Platform still exists, as do some of the foundation of the original station its a geocache site mostly now ... Hard standing piece of tar in the centre of this google earth map link platform is just above it.

http://g.co/maps/xptam


Oh and the Snack bar that sits at the location do a cracking tea
Charlie Endell

cybers wrote:
Platform still exists, as do some of the foundation of the original station its a geocache site mostly now ... Hard standing piece of tar in the centre of this google earth map link platform is just above it.

http://g.co/maps/xptam


Oh and the Snack bar that sits at the location do a cracking tea


Hope the snack bar is trading - that tea (or preferably a bovril) may be needed today!
Charlie Endell

Took some snaps - on iPhone so guff quality - will buy a digital camera some day!







Doog Doog

Good work Charlie.
Charlie Endell

Was planning on going out to Tillietudlem to take some snaps (it's been a couple of years since I've been) but rain stopped play   .
Hawick_1987

Charlie Endell wrote:
Was planning on going out to Tillietudlem to take some snaps (it's been a couple of years since I've been) but rain stopped play   .


There's rain and then there's what we just had this afternoon!  
Jester

London Underground train passing Gartsherrie South Junction Signalbox:
Jester

Gartsherrie South Junction Signalbox, closed 1999.
Alycidon

Nice one Jester.  There are some interesting tales about the next signalbox up the line here http://signalbox.org/memories/gartsherrie.htm
russell1976

Alycidon wrote:
Nice one Jester.  There are some interesting tales about the next signalbox up the line here http://signalbox.org/memories/gartsherrie.htm
a great wee read I must say
Jim947

West Coast Main Line

This is a Tunnel to carry Law Gill or Garrion Gill ( Different name depends on your area) under the West Coast Main Line and Wishaw Branch Lines a few hundred metres North of the old Law Junction Station/Village.
  It is shown on Maps drawn before 1854 which would be around the time of building of  the Wishaw Line
The tunnel is fairly well hidden and largely unknown. It is about 300 metres long.
It was possible to walk through in the days of my youth. (1960's) God looks after idiots...
I nhave never heard or seen any repairs being carried out at least in the past 50 years. There is a steep climb out at the entrance and as you see a faily steep fall at the exit into a deep pool. Seen folk swimming in it
I have all posed it on Google Earth
cybers

I had heard about this tunnel but have been unable to locate it despite numerous searches.
Jim947

WCML

I posted a couple of pics  along with comment on this page but have not appeared yet. Its a wee bit of a Jungle [/img]




Jim947

just been  informed that  the official lenght of the Tunnel 122 metres...Apparently there is a sign at the entrance. Will check
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