Ronnie wrote:Dont forget that this station was a goods station, and mainly carried coal. So there were no platforms or ticket offices. Have a look at old photographs and see what I mean. As for where the lines led, get yourself an old map of the area. The Mitchell Library, or Maryhill Public Library (the gift of Andrew Carnagie) will have these.
Best, Ronnie, born and bred in Gilshochill.
Ronnie wrote:Dont forget that this station was a goods station, and mainly carried coal. So there were no platforms or ticket offices. Have a look at old photographs and see what I mean.
bagpuss_thecat wrote:I'd heard rumours that it still existed, and I've just read in 'Glasgows Railways' that it does - to an extent. When it was removed in 1964, and the Co-op was built on it 15 years later, they reserved space in the basement for a single track terminus. Seems plausible, as the tunnels are still there (according to a friend who lives nearby).
Does anyone know if the tunnels are still accessable, and where they would head to? I presume the Co-op entrance is blocked off for security reasons, but what about in the other direction? Anyone fancy a wander down sometime?
The current Maryhill station is going to have a junction put on it very soon, and split off to Anniesland, complete with Dawsholm Station. Do the old station tunnels lead easterly (I think), and head into town?
The Modern Fossil wrote:Took these out Hamilton way on Saturday
james73 wrote:A partial scan of an old Glasgow streepmap. Shows Maryhill Central
and also shows the about-to-be-restored Maryhill to Anniesland chord.
scotia47 wrote:Looking at that old map and seeing just how extensive Glasgow's suburban rail network used to be truly makes my mind boggle. We can now only imagine what it would be like today if it wasn't for the Government at the time, Beeching et al. Putting aside issues such as money, demand, capacity etc. for a moment, how much of the network shown on the map do you reckon could be fully restored at some point in the future? I'm aware that most if not all of the tunnels are still intact, but there are probably things such as houses and industrial buildings blocking sections of line in a few places (nothing some TNT won't fix... j/k).
scotia47 wrote:I remember when SPT were thinking about reintroducing trams to the streets of Glasgow a few years back, that the plan was to use the site of the old Maryhill Central station as a terminus for the initial service between Maryhill and Easterhouse. They issued a series of leaflets describing the route. Unfortunately, I lost all of them a long time ago. Can anyone remember exactly how the Maryhill site was going to be utilised for the new tram service?
scotia47 wrote:One more thing, does anyone know when the restored Maryhill-Anniesland chord is going to be up and running? It would certainly make travelling from Summerston to Milngavie/Balloch/Helensburgh by train a heck of a lot more convenient.
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