Buchanan Street Station (Not Subway)

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Postby crusty_bint » Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:14 pm

Well done Amcd, good guess! Cheers for that James.

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Postby Schiehallion » Thu Jan 06, 2005 12:03 am

I know I shouldn't but... :roll:

This 1963 colour photo shows the camouflaged wall.
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They done the same to Weirs Pumps in Cathcart which was making heavy artillery guns.
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Postby Spaniard » Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:02 pm

Im trying to locate the south portal of Buchanan Street tunnel. Is it behind the industrial estate on Kyle St/Dobbies Lone? If so, does anyone know if access is unrestricted. :roll:
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Postby james73 » Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:47 pm

Spaniard wrote:Im trying to locate the south portal of Buchanan Street tunnel. Is it behind the industrial estate on Kyle St/Dobbies Lone? If so, does anyone know if access is unrestricted. :roll:


It's down behind the new student flats behind the Caledonian University
at Dobbies Loan. I dont know if it's easily accessible any more. The image
below shows where it used to be.

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Postby Spaniard » Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:39 am

Thanks for that Jimbo I'll take a stroll done there shortly to check it out ::):
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Postby StevenJ » Fri Jan 07, 2005 2:42 pm

as a matter of interest, where did that map come from?....please?
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Postby james73 » Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:47 pm

StevenJ wrote:as a matter of interest, where did that map come from?....please?



It's an old Ordnance Survey map I have, which I stole from school. It's
dated 1971 and I've cheated a bit - Buchanan St and St Enoch stations
are actually show as closed (grey boxes) whereas on that image above
I "re-opened" them.




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Postby StevenJ » Sun Jan 09, 2005 7:57 pm

wish you could do that "for real"... :cry:
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Re: Buchanan Street Tunnel

Postby james73 » Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:52 pm

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Ok, went up and had a look
It's like a mini (and completely pish) Stonehenge. Stones driven into
the ground. I mentioned before of visiting this area in the late 1980's
and seeing an airshaft structure, and I'm now sure it was here. The paving
stones in the ground mark out where I believe the structure was. My
memory of it is now very hazy but I think it had the traditional tunnel
air shaft protection - a metal mesh preventing stuff (i.e. you) falling down.

I also remember being told a tale at the time I saw the air shaft (true or
not I have no idea) of a boy falling into the tunnel "and they couldn't
find him." At the time I didn't understand how they couldn't find him cos
I believed this air shaft to be that of the Queen St tunnel.

The earth around this area looks like it's been here a long time, but even if
this was landscaped in 1990, that's plenty time for it to have settled. The
ground felt quite firm, although I didn't start jumping up and down or
anything. I'd advise anyone who wants to visit this to go early in the day -
there's plenty signs of ned-activity - empty beer cans & bottles etc.


The area is at the top of the hill, but is on an even higher plateau
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Some of the stones...
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Some more stones, plus paving stones in the ground...
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The centre stone - the ground around this one is in a slight depression
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Looking down the line of the tunnel - the new (blue) flats are at the mouth
of the Buchanan St tunnel (you can just make out the retaining wall)
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Depression in the ground next to Stonehenge...
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Postby Grahame » Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:15 pm

Ah, interesting! Well I can identify the 'Stonehenge'.... this is a modern-day stone circle constructed by astronomer and SF writer Duncan Lunan in the late '70's I think. The stones are astronomically aligned to major solar events like the summer and winter solstices, and there are two alignments to the star Altair(?) I think... memory a bit hazy on that one.
One of the star alignments is for the rising of the star nowadays, the other to where it would have risen in 2500BC. To confuse future archaeologists, apparently...
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Postby james73 » Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:12 am

Grahame wrote:Ah, interesting! Well I can identify the 'Stonehenge'.... this is a modern-day stone circle constructed by astronomer and SF writer Duncan Lunan in the late '70's I think. The stones are astronomically aligned to major solar events like the summer and winter solstices, and there are two alignments to the star Altair(?) I think... memory a bit hazy on that one.
One of the star alignments is for the rising of the star nowadays, the other to where it would have risen in 2500BC. To confuse future archaeologists, apparently...
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Interesting. I thought it was a shrine for gathering Buckfast drinkers. There's
plenty evidence of that around there...




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Postby james73 » Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:47 pm

scotia47 wrote:Think we could justify a few ned sacrificies? :twisted:


Yep - we could dig out the ground around there and hope to unsettle the
infill - maybe one or two neds will disappear... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:



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Postby james73 » Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:23 am

Grahame wrote:Ah, interesting! Well I can identify the 'Stonehenge'.... this is a modern-day stone circle constructed by astronomer and SF writer Duncan Lunan in the late '70's I think. The stones are astronomically aligned to major solar events like the summer and winter solstices, and there are two alignments to the star Altair(?) I think... memory a bit hazy on that one.
One of the star alignments is for the rising of the star nowadays, the other to where it would have risen in 2500BC. To confuse future archaeologists, apparently...
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Found this (on this page):

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Postby Pgcc93 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:46 pm

How the area looked after it was cleared in 1969

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Hey! you can see the other end.

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Prominent view of the brick arch directly above Queen Street high level tunnel presumably to give additional support to the tunnel structure below.

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Postby james73 » Wed Apr 13, 2005 8:33 am

Great pics Pgcc93. Got any more?



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