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Postby cumbo » Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:37 pm

Gorbals Station
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Postby dougie79 » Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:43 pm

Great pics of the Gorbals station, the amount of times Ive wandered past there and always wanted to venture in. Think it was populated by neds when I tried to go in so I sacked the idea, wanted to keep all my body parts. :roll:
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Postby The_Clincher » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:06 pm

brilliant, Cumbo
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Postby invy » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:11 pm

Nice Cumbo, really like the white tiles one!

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Postby glasgowken » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:23 pm

Superb. Any more photos ?
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Postby cumbo » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:30 pm

Aye hunners .....Done yer lines yet? ::):
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Postby glasgowken » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:34 pm

Yes :( I've already stuffed them through Sharon's door.
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Postby scallopboy » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:40 pm

glasgowken wrote:Yes :( I've already stuffed them through Sharon's door.


Her half-starved cat will have eaten them as she's in the Borders helping with the milking. Better do another 100. ::):
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Postby glasgowken » Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:42 pm

Thought I heard a strange thump on the other side of the letter box :?
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Postby ElectricSprout » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:19 pm

More pics from inside over here.
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Postby james73 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:41 pm

cumbo wrote:Gorbals Station
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Very nice. 8)



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Postby McShad » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:31 pm

Someones been in under Kelvin Grove

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Postby Timchilli » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:58 am

McShad wrote:Someones been in under Kelvin Grove

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Must've been someone official, as you'd need some big bolt cutters and a set of brass baws to get that badlad open.

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Postby the researcher » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:06 am

Woolly Joss wrote:
Schiehallion wrote:On the subject of disused lines, it was only recently I discovered that there used to be a goods yard at Mount Florida where the 2 tower blocks on Battlefield Road now stand.

Anyone got anymore on when it ceased operating.

Here it is on the 1892 ordnance survey map.

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Several stations on the Cathcart Circle had goods yards as well as Mount Florida; there was one at Cathcart (where the Barrat flats have been built in the last year or two) which closed on 05/04/1965 and Muirend (where the retirement flats were are). There were also yards at Pollokshaws East (closed 01/06/1959) and Maxwell Park (closed 06/01/1964).

Above info is from Jack Kernahan's excellent 1980 book "The Cathcart Circle", well worth a read if you can get your hands on it.
there used to be a sign for a goods yard beside the imperial cinema(now grand ole oprey) way back in the late 60's early 70's dont know if the yard still operated but the sign was certainly there for many years would this have been the govan road goods yards perhaps?
His book also mentions that here used to be a third (wooden) platform at
Mount Florida which was 450 feet long, from 1937 until the sixties, which was only used for football specials at Hampden.

It was on the Inner Circle line, and was alongside the footpath that takes you down to Battlefield Road. I was quite surprised to find out about this, as I had never seen any mention of a third platform at the station before, however there doesn't seem to be any pictures of this.
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