Pictured is High Blantyre Railway Station, just off Craigmuir Road. The railway stopped to foot passengers in 1945, but this photo dates a little earlier, possibly from 1930s.
Photographed from the pedestrian bridge, the scene looks Southwards towards Sydes Brae. On the left you can see Craigmuir road rising gently, the Old Parish Church just out the picture to the left. The entrance to the sawmill and indeed some of that building can be seen on the left, not too distant from the signal post. Craigmuir Road crossed over the railway, roughly where the East Kilbride Expressway is now, and you can see the houses of Hamilton
Drive in the distance. At the time of this picture, just beyond the bridge crossing the railway, a mineral line led off to the left to Dixons Number 2 colliery, adjacent to the main line you see in the photo. To the right beyond the waiting rooms and ticket office, are the signal boxes.
By the 1960’s, this scene had become overgrown, disused also to freight as well as passengers. It took until the 1980s for the area to be redeveloped when the housing estate at Craigmuir road were built.