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Suburban Train Stations

Postby My Kitten » Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:51 pm

Is there anywhere that has photographs of the suburban train stations. Passing Pollokshaws West today I thought it must've looked nice in its day. Can anyone help?

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Postby Toaster » Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:58 pm

There's a handful on SCRAN - I was going to do a photo project on the Cathcart Circle and looked into it.

If you've got scran access you'll get some images via searches on 'Cathcart Circle' 'Langside Station' and such like. Also try the Railscot site.

Firebug spotters may be interested to know that fire claimed the original Langside platform building in the 60s, with Pollokshields West burning down in 1980. Nowadays, the original buildings still remain at Queen's Park, Crosshill, Cathcart, and Maxwell Park. Shields East and Mount Forida have newer brick cubes, but the rest are ticketless with just an airy 'bus shelter'. Which BTW if you enter Pollokshaws West, is all you get there as well, since the buildings are all bricked/locked up.
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Postby My Kitten » Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:09 pm

Thanks very much. Nice to see a proper station at Pollokshaws East, its a bus shelter now :(
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Postby crusty_bint » Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:45 pm

Pollokshaws West:

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Maxwell Park (my favourite I think :) ):

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Postby Simba » Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:52 pm

Maxwell Park almost looks as if it could be a wee station in the country. :) Nice pics.
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Postby Ally Doll » Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:56 pm

It's so nice to see what can be done.

In my old neck of the woods, Wishaw fell into disrepair and was demolished, to be replaced with some newfangled construction. I always thought Carluke could be done up nicely too, much better than freezing outside in the rain!
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Postby crusty_bint » Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:00 pm

It seems thier thinking on this one was that superior tenements deserve superior train stations :wink:
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Postby Sharon » Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:07 pm

crusty_bint wrote:It seems thier thinking on this one was that superior tenements deserve superior train stations :wink:


::): ::): ::):


By that logic, Pollokshaws East has what is befitting of it then!!!??

(Dont know too many stations)
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Postby Toaster » Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:13 pm

crusty_bint wrote:It seems thier thinking on this one was that superior tenements deserve superior train stations :wink:

Maybe :wink: - the Pollokshields East Station had the same design as Maxwell Park. And Queen's Park/Mount Florida were low-lying stations, but neither had the covered stairwell.

Ah, but then, Langside Station is just next to Newlands (so pretty much surrounded by posh houses) and it just had the basic shed, as did Pollokshields West.

My favourite on the Circle is Crosshill - the narrow platform means that the building is really just a long cupboard holding up the 'umbrella'.
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Postby crusty_bint » Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:14 pm

Aha! Pollokshaws East doesn't have superior tenements surrounding it... they're mainly average in the immediate vicinity :wink:
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Postby AlanM » Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:17 pm

crusty_bint wrote:Aha! Pollokshaws East doesn't have superior tenements surrounding it... they're mainly average in the immediate vicinity :wink:


Do I detect a little bit of tenemental snobbery there Crustry?
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Postby crusty_bint » Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:18 pm

No, not at all, its just a fact :)
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Postby cumbo » Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:21 pm

Shaws west was the one on Kilmarnock Road that was built on the bridge over the River Cart I think
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Postby skintobalinto » Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:12 pm

cumbo wrote:Shaws west was the one on Kilmarnock Road that was built on the bridge over the River Cart I think



Nope, that is Pollokshaws East
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Postby My Kitten » Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:04 pm

crusty_bint wrote:Aha! Pollokshaws East doesn't have superior tenements surrounding it... they're mainly average in the immediate vicinity :wink:


Aye mibbe, but my view is much more superior out my window ;)
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