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Catnip

Scotstoun East station

Hello all! Long time lurker, rarely get a chance to go exploring, so sorry if this route has already been done to death.

Went on a wander yesterday down the old railway line from Partick to Yoker, mostly to check out the site of Scotstoun East. Helpfully, it's mostly become a cycle path, so walking it was no problem.

(Not entirely sure whether this belongs here or in Photography, so if a mod could redirect me, that'd be stellar!)


Full set here, and a few highlights below:

Site of Whiteinch Riverside station:


Looking west from Whiteinch Riverside, towards Scotstoun East:


Doocot halfway along:


Scotstoun East station:


Scotstoun East station, eastbound platform:


Closeup of the eastbound platform, still speckled with paint:


Some tiling still on the platform, presumably station toilet:
Alycidon

Hi Catnip, there is no such thing as too many photographs of the abandoned railways, thanks for posting!!
Alex Glass

Alycidon wrote:
Hi Catnip, there is no such thing as too many photographs of the abandoned railways, thanks for posting!!


Totally agree

Well done

Great group of photos
DavidMcD316



just along from the station?

this is from the Clydeside expressway thread.
Delmont St Xavier

Each time that I see that outstanding Granary building, I can't help but think of the monstrosity that has been put in its place (in my view) and how much of an opportunity was missed to alter that building into something more creative.

Each time that I see that redundant railway line, I can't help but think how short sighted those cuts of the 60's were.  The railway infrastructure this city had and how it might have relieved traffic congestion today or at least given us a choice...

Great thread, great pictures.
discominer

Delmont St Xavier wrote:
Each time that I see that outstanding Granary building,.


I used to live on Dumbarton Road, with the granary as my view...before its demolition I reckoned they could have turned it into a single secondary 'upper' (for 5th and 6th years) school for the whole of Glasgow, with a roof garden/greenhouses and sports facilites on the top. Boats and trains (a la DLR) would bring the pupils. Hey presto, a living working river, a building brought back into use and a centre of academic excellence. Ah well, I'm off the drugs now...
Catnip

Cheers guys!  

David: Aye, the railway line is going just next to the granary in that pic, so I guess Whiteinch Riverside would have been a couple of hundred metres further along.

Delmont: Sadly, I never saw the granary, or indeed much of what's posted on here. I've only lived in Glasgow for a few years, but it's won my heart, as you can probably tell. I know more about the old train routes than I do about half my degree.
Delmont St Xavier

discominer wrote:
Delmont St Xavier wrote:
Each time that I see that outstanding Granary building,.


I used to live on Dumbarton Road, with the granary as my view...before its demolition I reckoned they could have turned it into a single secondary 'upper' (for 5th and 6th years) school for the whole of Glasgow, with a roof garden/greenhouses and sports facilites on the top. Boats and trains (a la DLR) would bring the pupils. Hey presto, a living working river, a building brought back into use and a centre of academic excellence. Ah well, I'm off the drugs now...


I never thought about it being turned into a school for the whole of Glasgow but maybe even an Arts centre or Glasgow gallery...something along those lines.  With the equivalent of the DLR in Glasgow connecting the city and beyond...
cybers

Think the problem with a change of use was the interior was mostly hollow with large drops as it was really nothing more than a silo. That and the plague of rats that lived in it...

Was in it shortly before demolition and it was an immense space but it would have been an engineering nightmare to change it's use. That said the Fruit market in Bell Street was another immense empty space that was turned into upmarket flats.
DavidMcD316

Delmont St Xavier wrote:
Each time that I see that outstanding Granary building, I can't help but think of the monstrosity that has been put in its place (in my view) and how much of an opportunity was missed to alter that building into something more creative.

Each time that I see that redundant railway line, I can't help but think how short sighted those cuts of the 60's were.  The railway infrastructure this city had and how it might have relieved traffic congestion today or at least given us a choice...

Great thread, great pictures.


agreed. it was one of my favourite buildings ever. the flats that are in its place wont last 20 years...already showing signs of decay.
Delmont St Xavier

cybers wrote:
Think the problem with a change of use was the interior was mostly hollow with large drops as it was really nothing more than a silo. That and the plague of rats that lived in it...

Was in it shortly before demolition and it was an immense space but it would have been an engineering nightmare to change it's use. That said the Fruit market in Bell Street was another immense empty space that was turned into upmarket flats.


Rats, rats, rats!  I'd never seen so many rats in my life and all shapes and sizes.  I swear they must have been in a Union or it was a meeting of all the city's rats to agree a strategy to up their PR...
cybers

The voice of experience ?
Some people have fond memories of it but it was little more than Lego blocks on the riverside in reality. IT was built with a specific purpose in mind and when it was demolished it had done nothing but serve that purpose. It had come to an end of life point and had no other path to travel down. Personally I like the fact it's gone along with its outer wall topped with broken glass. Whilst the new flats are an eyesore to some they are not just slab sided bricks. One or two members actually enjoy the fact they live in them.
Doog Doog

  Excellent set,Catnip.
Catnip

Cheers!
Difficult to get to a lot of the stations I'd like to. Annoyingly, I live really near to Partickhill, and the platforms are all still in situ. However, since I don't quite fancy my chances of dodging trains on a live line, I can't take any pictures up there. Unless I ask very nicely at Partick, but I can already imagine their answer will be along the line of "fornicate away".

And aye, the Glasgow Harbour flats, whilst not too bad at all on the inside, are already getting slowly covered in lichen and grime. Dunno how they'll look in 10, 20 years...
mrsam

Catnip wrote:
Cheers!
Difficult to get to a lot of the stations I'd like to. Annoyingly, I live really near to Partickhill, and the platforms are all still in situ. However, since I don't quite fancy my chances of dodging trains on a live line, I can't take any pictures up there. Unless I ask very nicely at Partick, but I can already imagine their answer will be along the line of "fornicate away".

And aye, the Glasgow Harbour flats, whilst not too bad at all on the inside, are already getting slowly covered in lichen and grime. Dunno how they'll look in 10, 20 years...


Theres intersting bits in hyndland and try the botanic gardens for a fun day out

Mr Sam

P.S. pm me if u need more info
Catnip

Aye, done Botanics, Kirklee and Kelvinbridge a few times. Amusingly, the first time I went down there (2010?), we got to the Kelvinbridge end and someone had upturned a wheelie bin, and put a tyre and some metal rods on it, so it looked like a Dalek guarding the exit!

I might take a wee wander up to Crow Road station after exams are over, see whether I can get some pictures up there on a Sunday morning or something, whilst it's light but quiet. :)

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