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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:49 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

AbsoluteHerbert wrote:
Alycidon,

Obscure question of the week!

What exactly happened at Cathcart Station/ West Junction on 30th September, 1960?

I would hazard a guess the layout was remodelled to allow trains from the circle
to head towards Newton.




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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Alycidon,

What was going on either side of Eglinton Street between February and June 1966?

Your maps are creating so many questions!!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

James H has got Cathcart spot on, I couldn't upload or see photographs at work and made a similar diagram - not needed now!!

As for Eglinton Street I am not sure what AbsoluteHerbert is referring to, could you add some detail to your question - I am more than happy to answer questions, I have a few myself - there are some gaps in the dates, most particularly the closure date for High Street Goods Station, the nearest I have is 1982, but if anyone knows the date I would appreciate the info, there are also a few industrial sidings referred to in the original spreadsheet I am working from, some of these I have had to make an educated guess at their position, these are
Banner Oil Siding - assumed to be close to Inchbelly bridge between St Rollox Works and Port Dundas.
Fleming Bros siding - same area
Near Anniesland I am still not sure that I have got Hunters Siding and Bairds Siding correct.

Still a lot to do but I will plod on!!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

82 would tie in about right for the closure of the goods yard at High St and Duke St.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Alycidon, a bit more info for you.
There was carriage sidings and a small goods yard on the down side of Crookston station which closed in the early 60's,was still in use in 1961.

There were 4 goods yards on the Cathcart Circle:
Mount Florida......... closed 23/1/61
Cathcart (original station)........ closed 5/4/65
Pollokshaws East........ closed 1/6/59
Maxwell Park......... closed 6/1/64

On the Paisley map,I think Chain Rd. goods is too far up.Should be before Meikleriggs goods.
Its in part of the area I work in and one of the landscaped areas was once part of the line from Ferguslie to Stanely,the retaining wall of a loading bay is still there,if overgrown.Meikleriggs goods was where a glue factory was once located and the route is now obliterated by housing.
The bridge that Ferguslie station sat on was still in situ until about 1985 when it was demolished and landscaped.Got a photo of Ferguslie station in the late 50s which I'll scan and post with some other stuff when I get pics taken.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Now i spent a few hours in the local library this morning researching some local history when i came across a mentioning of a local toff having a ride on Hamilton's Ariel Railway at Kelvingrove.
This is the first time i have heard of it so have tried to dig a little deeper...
I have a photo of the thing but alas no 64bit drivers for my scanner so i will need to wait till i get to my mothers.
In another cutting in the library there was mention of a 1 mile mountain railway in a Glasgow park and was wondering  if they might be one and the same.


More digging on this one it think.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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On the Paisley map,I think Chain Rd. goods is too far up.Should be before Meikleriggs goods.
Its in part of the area I work in and one of the landscaped areas was once part of the line from Ferguslie to Stanely,the retaining wall of a loading bay is still there,if overgrown.Meikleriggs goods was where a glue factory was once located and the route is now obliterated by housing.
The bridge that Ferguslie station sat on was still in situ until about 1985 when it was demolished and landscaped.Got a photo of Ferguslie station in the late 50s which I'll scan and post with some other stuff when I get pics taken.


Just to saythe pics for the above will be in the wannabe glasgow section.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Fascinating map Alycidon and worth of a comment for my first post I wonder if you could tell me roughly where the track branched off to go to the Aitkenhead Colliery? Thats my neck of the woods, I heard there was an old mine up where the ASDA is on Prospecthill Road but I cant work out how  the track would have got there from the Cathcart Circle.
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Not sure if this the correct thread but are any of you interested in seeing Turkish steam locos, take by me iin the 90s
They are all static, at an open air museum near Kussadassi
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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