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Buchanan Street Tunnel

I walked it with a friend about 2 years ago, from the tunnel mouth. The water was quite shallow on our visit and wellies were just enough providing we clung to the right hand side wall on entering. At the far end of the tunnel there is a newly (well new to the tunnel) built brick wall with a door si...
by birdie
Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:06 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Buchanan Street Station (Not Subway)
Replies: 137
Views: 112598

That dark blue line is very interesting. The tunnel is under there somewhere, but no access is known. Spent hours looking for it once and never found it. May pay another visit sometime.

birdie.
by birdie
Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:40 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: tunnels
Replies: 408
Views: 177590

Yes, you can walk all the way through. Comes out near to Kelvinbridge underground station, but there is a metal gate although has been open on my visits.
For a map, go to page 5 of this thread.

Birdie.
by birdie
Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:00 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: tunnels
Replies: 408
Views: 177590

Ta for that, I got a few strange looks from residents when taking the photo.

Birdie.
by birdie
Thu Jun 17, 2004 12:30 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: tunnels
Replies: 408
Views: 177590

Just to add a bit more, this is the north (or East to be exact) portal of Balgray. It's right at the end of a new cul-de-sac and unfortunately I don't have the name of it. The picture's a bit blurred, because it was chucking it down at the time. Birdie. http://www.atomic-album.com/showPic.php/45168/...
by birdie
Thu Jun 17, 2004 12:07 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: tunnels
Replies: 408
Views: 177590

This is an extract from an 1865 map from oldmaps.co.uk. It shows how Balgray tunnel got it's name.
You may notice that the Royal Lunatic Isylum is now more commonly known as Gartnavel Hospital.

Birdie.

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by birdie
Wed Jun 16, 2004 11:43 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: tunnels
Replies: 408
Views: 177590

Thanks for the info on Balgray. After I seen the reply, I remember looking on oldmaps.co.uk a while back and noticed Balgray on there.

Cheers for that

Birdie
by birdie
Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:56 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: tunnels
Replies: 408
Views: 177590

Kelvinside is wierdly listed as the tunnel under the present day Hyndland station, which is not really anywhere near Kelvinside estate. No idea where the name Balgray came from either, not sure if it's the name of any street nearby. These were the names of the tunnels according the 1962 sectional ap...
by birdie
Tue Jun 15, 2004 2:21 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: tunnels
Replies: 408
Views: 177590

To help answer caine's question, this is a zoomed in map of Bridgeton, showing where the offices are. There is a gate to the car park there, which is often shut at the weekends. The gate to the tunnels was padlocked a while ago, but was open in Feb 2004. http://www.atomic-album.com/showPic.php/45168...
by birdie
Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:30 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: tunnels
Replies: 408
Views: 177590

These are a few pics of some tunnels around Glasgow from my last visit. Mosesfield North and South portals http://www.atomic-album.com/showPic.php/45168/Mosesfield-Sth.jpg http://www.atomic-album.com/showPic.php/45168/MosesfieldNth.jpg Looking towards the South portal of Crow Road http://www.atomic-...
by birdie
Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:00 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: tunnels
Replies: 408
Views: 177590

not 100% sure, although will probably have been in the 1960-1962 period with the Beeching cuts. sorry for the spelling mistake on the maps, it should say Kelvinside, not Kelivinside.

Birdie.
by birdie
Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:12 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: tunnels
Replies: 408
Views: 177590

These are some map scans of Glasgow showing some disused tunnels in the area. They may be helpful in your explorations.

Birdie

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by birdie
Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:34 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: tunnels
Replies: 408
Views: 177590

Sorry, I've just discovered the forum. Superb work and exploration. Keep it going...

Birdie.
by birdie
Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:52 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Germiston/Garngad tunnels, tardis, tower, quarry
Replies: 26
Views: 16814

The tunnel was called Merkland Street and is 150 yards long. I visited the area last year and it was not possible to walk due to the amount of scrap metal that was guarding the entrance. I'm interested by your pictures though and gives me a better picture of what it was like.

Birdie.
by birdie
Fri Jun 11, 2004 9:59 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Old Partick Central
Replies: 36
Views: 20706

The tunnels mentioned here are Ladywell 200 yards, Gallowgate 210 yards and Bridgeton Central 310 yards. They are accesible via some offices at Bridgeton Central, although the gate has known to be padlocked during some visits. All the tunnels have supports for 25kv overhead wires, which were used wh...
by birdie
Fri Jun 11, 2004 9:50 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: tunnels
Replies: 408
Views: 177590
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