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balcarres ave railway tunnel

Postby expansionlink » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:07 pm

Hi everybody, Just joined today. I'm interested in railways. Many years ago I remember a railway track entering a tunnel under balcarres ave in kelvindale. Does anybody know where the track came out? or which stations it served?
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Re: balcarres ave railway tunnel

Postby Icecube » Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:53 pm

Hughenden Lane - where there was a station - near Gartnavel hospital.
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Re: balcarres ave railway tunnel

Postby mrsam » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:09 pm

One end still exists....

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Hmmm I wonder what happens if i press that lever.... Ahh It operates that shiny new plug socket!

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Re: balcarres ave railway tunnel

Postby The Egg Man » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:21 pm

mrsam wrote:One end still exists....

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Is this the Old Station on Hyndland Rd?

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Re: balcarres ave railway tunnel

Postby mrsam » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:28 pm

The Egg Man wrote:
mrsam wrote:One end still exists....

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Is this the Old Station on Hyndland Rd?

http://www.fosp.eu/


Interesting, but I was thinking more of the other end! Now what was that street name as the title of this topic, aah yes that might be a clue...

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Re: balcarres ave railway tunnel

Postby chench » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:22 am

You can still get through, I went about two weeks ago. The Lismore road end (under the old station, now a restarant) has a big security fence with a gate, which was open when I was there. The Balcarres Ave end is fairly well hidden behind a new street of houses and some bushes. It is pretty well fenced off. It goes right to the roof so it's difficult to get through. If you look at the left hand wall there's a small gap between the fence and the wall. If you're of a slim build you can *just* squeeze through. When we went though we met people half way, it was pretty scary! We put our torches off and waited to see what they'd do. Eventually we sneaked back out the Balcarres end and ran round to Lismore road to see if they'd come out there, but there was no sign so we went through in the opposite direction. It's a good tunnel, long and dry.
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