Remarkably, this photo may be the only known one of trains actually travelling over Craighead Viaduct. Photographed almost 100 years ago in 1920, a train is captured going over the top of the viaduct, captured from an elevated point on the embankment at the Blantyre side, not far from Craighead.
In the background is Dunclutha House in Bothwell, with other grand homes lining the Clyde on the right heading towards Bothwell Bridge, which would be just out the photo to the right.
Today, one solitary pillar remains, the rest demolished for “Safety reasons”. The photo was sent in to the paper in 1920 by Mrs Rumgay of Moorfield Road, Glasgow. Thanks to Gordon Cook for forwarding this on.
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