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Old Partick Central

Postby shuttle534 » Tue May 25, 2004 9:13 am

First off hello to all, and congratulations on a great site.
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Does anyone know anything about the old Partick Central Station. I think the main building was used as an auctioners at some point. (judging by the sign)
I know of the Tunnel & the Iron bridge that can be accessed by the Kelvin Hall car park, but are there more tunnels if you go off in the other direction? (Towards the expressway).
I used to live just around the corner (only moved recently) from the old station. What do you all make of the plans to build a Safeway on the site?
Do you think that they would tear the building down? Is it listed?
Someone said to me that at one point in time, they were planning to open a walkway from the Kelvin Hall down to the old platforms, and maybe have a tea room and visitors centre in the old building. Don't know if that was true. But it looks like it won't be hapening now.
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Re: Old Partick Central

Postby james73 » Tue May 25, 2004 9:56 am

shuttle534 wrote:I know of the Tunnel & the Iron bridge that can be accessed by the Kelvin Hall car park, but are there more tunnels if you go off in the other direction? (Towards the expressway).


Yes. There was a short tunnel which carried the line under the existing line
to the immediate east of Partick Station. This was down in a brick cutting,
which is still clearly visible. The tunnel entrance itself? I dont know if it
even exists anymore, as the area has had earth piled in to it. It's possible
that they obliterated the tunnel when they built the Clydeside Expressway.
I've read before that a single line remained in situ until the late 1970's, so
it's possible the tunnel is still there. It's very difficult to get access to the south
portal - it's behind some scrapyards and stuff.

After passing under the existing line, the line climbed towards Partick West
Station, where it branced in two - north towards Crow Road, and west up the
bank of the Clyde. This section is still almost entirely in place as a cycle path.

http://www.railscot.co.uk/Lanarkshire_and_Dunbartonshire_Railway/frame.htm



shuttle534 wrote:I used to live just around the corner (only moved recently) from the old station. What do you all make of the plans to build a Safeway on the site?
Do you think that they would tear the building down? Is it listed?


I dont think it's listed, and it wouldn't surprise me to see it torn down. :cry:




shuttle534 wrote:Someone said to me that at one point in time, they were planning to open a walkway from the Kelvin Hall down to the old platforms, and maybe have a tea room and visitors centre in the old building. Don't know if that was true. But it looks like it won't be hapening now.


Never heard that one before! Would've been nice. :D



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Postby crusty_bint » Tue May 25, 2004 10:29 am

Took these a while back

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Postby Sharon » Tue May 25, 2004 10:31 am

Oddly, sundays clyde tunnel walk ended up down there, i'll post some pics later.
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Postby Pgcc93 » Tue May 25, 2004 7:43 pm

This is the tunnel in question.
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Postby duncan » Tue May 25, 2004 7:57 pm

Pgcc93 wrote:Image


it's a while since i was down here - is this looking towards the scrapyard, looking from the scrapyard, or a section of tunnel on the other side of that mound of junk in the cutting?
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Postby Pgcc93 » Tue May 25, 2004 8:01 pm

Duncan wrote:it's a while since i was down here - is this looking towards the scrapyard, looking from the scrapyard, or a section of tunnel on the other side of that mound of junk in the cutting?



It was looking towards the scrappy Duncan.
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Postby Sharon » Tue May 25, 2004 8:03 pm

I would guess at looking back towards the scrap yard. Heres a photo facing the tunnel from sunday.

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Postby Sharon » Tue May 25, 2004 8:06 pm

now what other little gems were in store...well...

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actually, i diddn't clock that there was stuff on a sign above it :roll:

ho hum...maybe someone got a better photo?
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Postby duncan » Tue May 25, 2004 8:08 pm

here's one i made earlier. looks like they've cleaned it up a bit since then:
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Postby Pgcc93 » Tue May 25, 2004 8:11 pm

They sent a JCB up the tunnel while they were giving the site a general clean up several months ago.
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Postby Sharon » Tue May 25, 2004 8:12 pm

It could have been the orbs at work :wink:
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Postby Fossil » Tue May 25, 2004 11:02 pm

A different view.
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Postby james73 » Tue May 25, 2004 11:53 pm

Partick Central - c1955
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Partick Central - 24 March 2003
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Postby crusty_bint » Wed May 26, 2004 12:06 am

Superb James!!!! :D You must post these in Fossy's marvellous little Old/New thread :wink:

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