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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:32 am    Post subject: turkish locos  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Hi Stuball, Ok I will add that to the to do list

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

chateau du lait wrote:
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.
Keep up the good work!


Hi CDL - the exact position of the junction was exactly where Kings Park Station is now, the line curved sharply to the north and followed exactly the line of Aitkenhead road, the formation being to the immediate west of the road.  The mine was at the side of the road opposite Hampden Park.  Go to the old-maps.co.uk website, type in Cathcart in the search engine and find the 1915 1:10,560 map, you will see the junction on this, you can then switch to the 1938 map and see how the housing development obliterated any trace of the formation.
This site has been relaxed recently, at one time you could only pan and zoom on the oldest map (1864), but I notice now that you can pan and zoom  on any 1:10,560 map which is a great help, this feature is still unfortunately locked on the 1:2,500 maps which is a real bummer.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Thanks for that
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

An empty Glasgow Central Station... disused platform subways that once exited onto Hope Street or Argyle Street.    




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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Those subways look rather interesting..

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I can vaguely remember using those a few times in the late 60's/early 70's.
Brought you out at a ticket office at the Hope St.entrance,across from Denholms. The ticket office was situated where the bottom of the escalator is at platforms 12 & 13.
The passageway from the platforms was in the corner where the escalators to the low level platforms are.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Thanks DD ,
Never actually gave them any thought till Fjord posted em but seen them many times when in the station with my auld boy.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

cybers wrote:
Those subways look rather interesting..

Indeed they do, i'd love a chance of a wee tour down there ?    
If it's being arranged anytime, please count me in.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

There's now't much to see as the est side of the station has been bricked up and apart from a couple of ceramic tiled platforms numbers in the passageway dating from the Caledonian Railway era it's pretty unremarkable.
You'll certainly not find the secret entrance to the abandoned streets of Grahamston complete with 19th century window displays intact etc. however there's some evidence of discarded fag ends pre-dating the smoking ban and dust... lots of dust.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

When the Central was first built it only took in the area now covered by platforms 1 to 9 and the roof stopped short of the Argyle St bridge.  Looking at an aerial view today you can clearly see the original roof with ridges running north/south. The Hielanman's Umbrella was therefore an open bridge and you'd walk under it to enter a foyer under the bridge where, presumably after getting your ticket checked, you entered the subway and ascended to stairs to your chosen platform just like at say Paisley Gilmour Street.

In those days the platforms were numbered 1-9 in reverse of today, platform 9 being nearest to Union St.

Imagine getting off a train and being in Argyle Street in under a minute!


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