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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:45 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

James wrote:
Info on Glasgow North here:

http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/ftopic1055-0-0-asc-.php


I've never seen any similar plans for the South station, doubt it made it past
the pie-in-the-sky stage. The North station was actually a good idea, IMO.


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interesting stuff. thanks for that!
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wasnt there a glasgow south station just at the gorbals. im sure ive read that before
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I believe there was a station at Bridge Street in the distant past. Later it was extended to make the Central station?
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russell1976 wrote:
wasnt there a glasgow south station just at the gorbals. im sure ive read that before

There was a station called Southside railway station. The line was later
extended north into Saint Enoch.


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I believe there was a station at Bridge Street in the distant past. Later it was extended to make the Central station?

Yes, extended over the river and became Central station.


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russell1976 wrote:
wasnt there a glasgow south station just at the gorbals. im sure ive read that before



There's an early photo and info about Southside on this link.
http://www.scotcities.com/railways/southside.htm

Basically it was the combined terminus for what we now know as the Glasgow Barrhead & Kilmarnock (GB&K) (Caledonian / G&SW Joint Line) and the Caledonian's West Coast Main line.

It sat in the area last occupied by Gushetfaulds Freightliner Terminal.

Southside was ultimately replaced by St Enoch and Central stations.


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I found this bizarre plan for a car park in St Enoch Sq. -

https://news.google.com/newspaper...pwMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1614%2C6251640


"The top part of the Underground building would be removed."


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anyone know anything about Garngad station which was along from Glenconner Park on Royston (then Garngad) Road?
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anyone know anything about Garngad station which was along from Glenconner Park on Royston (then Garngad) Road?


An early closure on 01/03/1910, the station was one the inner city stations to be closed due to the competition from the electric trams.  The goods station lasted much longer - photo here http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2356363
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In pictures: St Enoch, Glasgow’s lost station (© Scotsman)



For more than a century it was a Glasgow landmark that dominated the skyline of Scotland’s largest city.


St Enoch railway station opened in May 1876 and the adjoining red sandstone-clad hotel welcomed its first guests
three years later. The terminus had 12 platforms, covered by two distinctive arched roofs modelled on St Pancras
station in London.

Passengers could travel to southern Scottish towns such as Kilmarnock, Dunfries and Stranraer but also to suburban
stations in the Gorbals and the southside of the city. There was also a direct service to St Pancras via Carlisle.

Standing in St Enoch Square, the station was built just a few hundred yards from the larger Glasgow Central - and it
was this proximity that would eventually lead to its closure in 1966. Designed by Thomas Wilson for the City of
Glasgow Union Railway Company, St Enoch was acquired along with the hotel by the Glasgow & South Western
Railway Co in 1883.

In an era of network rationalisation in the 1960s, it was no surprise that St Enoch was one of the stations to close,
with its services switched to nearby Central. But the decision not to preserve the imposing St Enoch Hotel - the largest
railway hotel in the city with 200 rooms - was met with anger.

“One wonders when the orgy of destruction of all that is architecturally noble and attractive in Glasgow is going to
stop,” wrote one angry resident to a local newspaper, protesting against the hotel’s planned demolition.

The British Rail-owned site was handed to the govenrment-owned Scottish Development Agency, which insisted it
was required for a new office development housing Ministry of Defence civil servants. Fearing the loss of much-needed
new jobs in the city, the local authority reluctantly backed the decision to demolish - but the civil servants would
never arrive.

The gap site created was eventually filled by the St Enoch shopping centre, which opened in 1989.






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Deborah Harry, North Drive c.1977




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