This fantastic colour photo was taken during the 1960’s at High Blantyre. The vantage point is the former dismantled railway spanning over Hunthill Road, from a point where the two lines converged to the east of the northern railway bridge.
Looking down Hunthill Road, many of the buildings on the western, left side still exist today, including the large tenement and the lane leading to the park can be seen too.
On the opposite side of the road, the former tenement of Calderview can be seen with the gable window facing out on to the railway, now the top of Stonefield Crescent.
It may be unlikely anybody will remember this scene much, unless you commonly used the railway at this elevation in the 1950’s and before. This scene which was adjacent to a signal box just out the picture to the right, dates from the early 1960’s, a time when the railway had ceased operation.
With thanks to Alex Rochead for sharing these photos.
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