Tag: letterick viaduct

Railway Changes over 4 years

Railways throughout Lanarkshire changed quite dramatically over 4 short years. These two maps compare Blantyre and the surrounding areas between 1877 on the first map and 1881 on the second. It was a time of massive population growth and the railways provided better transport links, not only for a commute, but more impotently at the […]

1947 Dismantling Greenhall Viaduct

This photo dates from around 1947 and according to Gordon Cook, who shared it here, the photo captures the demolition work partially dismantling the iron walkways on top of the Greenhall Railway Viaduct. Gordon told me the viaduct was formerly called “The Letterick Viaduct”. This work may have only been done in part in the […]

1881 Hunthill Junction Permissions

Thank you to Robert Brownlie for sharing all these important Caledonian Railway (internal) documents relating to the planning application, consents and approvals for the Hunthill Junction of the Caledonian Railway line. The stone viaduct at Greenhall was being built in 1881 as part of this extended line intended to take the railway up to East […]