Tag: railway

Stonefield Road Railway Crossing

Next, a story about a railway level crossing which once crossed over Stonefield Road, leading from the railway mineral line, which is today Burnbrae Road. This story took place on Stonefield Road, outside what is now the Scotmid (Landmark) near Larkfield. One day in Summer 1908, a six year old boy, Alexander Lawson was patiently […]

Finmeoot Railway Accident, 1909

In late October 1909, several residents of Caldervale, (Fin me Oot) were involved in a railway accident whilst out walking. A warning this post contains some upsetting content. The accident occurred at Newton, in Cambuslang Parish. Margaret McKerney or McAllister, aged fifty-one, residing at 34 Caldervale Rows, Blantyre, and Robert McAllister, her husband, along with […]

At the Railway, 1985

Need a little help with this photo. It’s from the mid 1980’s, so nearly 35 years ago. Clearly the railway is visible and seeing Dechmont Hill in the background means its photographed looking westwards. Workshop or factory in the middle, houses on the right. I suspect this the corridor linking Blantyre to Burnbank. Can you […]

Breaking Ground for Railway, 1858

The ceremony of breaking ground on the under section of the Strathaven Railway took place on Tuesday 4th May 1858 at the the farm of Broompark, Blantyre, the property of John Gardiner, Esq. Under the direction of the engineer acting on the line, a number of the adjacent proprietors and landowners whom the novelty of […]