We all know that there is a railway line to the north end of Blantyre that branches out towards Glasgow and in the opposite direction to Hamilton. It may surprise you however, to know just how much of Blantyre was previously criss-crossed with railway lines and what a large part of Blantyre the railway once was.
I’ve laid a modern satellite map with former and current railways to show that to good effect. The Blue lines are former Caledonian Railway lines, the Red lines NBR (North British Railway lines). For reference, I’ve also shown the spur lines leading from various work places and collieries.
From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017