I have a few old (pre digital) photos taken in Blantyre in 1999. Whilst they weren’t of much interest at the time, they may be now, almost 20 years later. Looking back at the Station, near the Village, Low Blantyre. What do you think? Has it changed much? Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. […]
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 […]
High Blantyre Railway Station stopped its passenger service in 1945, perhaps as a casualty of immediate post war cuts and transformation of the UK’s infrastructure. Gordon Cook recently sent me some examples of High Blantyre Station passenger tickets. The colourful tickets, some used, others still with the return stub intact, travel between High Blantyre and […]
Pictured here in mid 1970s, is the railway bridge at Glasgow Road being demolished. No longer in service or required, the bridge connected Hamilton West Station to High Blantyre Station and was situated at the corner of Whistleberry Road and Glasgow Road. It was being removed to make way for the new East Kilbride Expressway. […]
Two beautiful photos of Station Road. The first from 1932 shows the lower part of Station Road, heading down to the David Livingstone Centre. Farm Road branches off on the left where the cart is standing. Nowadays, this leads to a large post war modern housing estate. In the second picture taken just a few […]
The 4th June 1949, and a steam train arrives into Blantyre Station (just off Station Road). This is apparently an excursion from Springburn, but alas, i have no other information, or indeed any reason as to why there’s a band playing on the platform. Do you know more?