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Report - Botanic Gardens Station & Kelvinbridge Tunnel & Station- Glasgow- Mar 2014

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Umbra, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. Umbra

    Umbra 28DL Full Member
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    Intro- On a rare sunny morning in Glasgow I decided to take a trip down to one of Glasgow's best preserved and well known abandoned stations. I started out at the ventilation shafts and then made my way towards the abandoned Kirklee Station, and then onto towards Botanic Garden Station and through to Kelvinbridge. Once I reached Kelvinbridge I decided to leave the tunnel there rather than go back to Kirklee, I also imagine I gave a local office worker the fright of their life lol :).

    The History-

    Botanic Gardens Station-
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    Kelvinbridge Station-
    The line entered the station site in the south east corner passing under Gibson Street next to the River Kelvin and ran alongside the east side of the river until reaching the north west corner when it crossed the river prior to passing under Caledonian Crescent where the station building was located. The goods yard was located to the east of the line, and was converted to a Park and Ride Car Park as part of the Glasgow Subway modernisation in 1976-1979. Kelvinbridge railway station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    The Photos-

    The ventilation shafts towards Kirklee-
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    The old station site-
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    Kirklee Station-
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    Botanic's Garden North Portal-
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    Botanic Gardens Station-
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    Chair Shot ;)
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    Stairs to the old station site-
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    Looking Back towards Kelvinbridge-
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    Kelvinbridge Southeastern Portal-
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    Looking back towards Botanic Gardens-
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    Light painting-
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    The last remains of Kelvinbridge Stations platforms-
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  2. pantomime horse

    pantomime horse Nay Nay and thrice Nay
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    nicely done.
    some views I hadn't seen before
     
  3. Leeds(Ex)plorer

    Leeds(Ex)plorer 28DL Regular User
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    Very cool

    dont recall seeing this before
     
  4. The Wombat

    The Wombat Mr Wombat
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    Good report :thumb
    interesting stuff
     
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  6. John Clinton O'Neill

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    nicce one ,love the photos i took some good ones to ill need to show you
     
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