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The main line of the original Lanarkshire & Dunbartonshire Railway began just west of Stobcross station. After leaving Stobcross the first station was Partick Central which was built on an embankment next to the River Kelvin where some evidence of the railway can still be seen. The line continued to Partick West station where there was a triangular junction with the line to Possil. The line from Partick West to Possil climbed steeply before it entered a tunnel immerging briefly at Crow Road and after another short tunnel arrived at Kelvinside station.

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The tunnel exit of the line from Stobcross station which lies under the Yorkhill Hospitals site.

Immediately after leaving the tunnel the line crossed the River Kelvin before approaching Partick Central westbound on a walled embankment. Perhaps in winter more of this bridge will be visible!

Partick Central station stood on this site. The station building existed until last year when the "developers" moved in one weekend. The platform edge of the island platform is just visible behind the bushes on the retaining wall.

Looking east from the other side of the road bridge. The westbound line ran just above the walled embankment.

The platform edging of Partick Central's island platform is just visible through the bushes.

Taken from the foot path next to the Expressway looking towards Partick Central. The bridge carries the the ex-NB line (now the electrified North Bank suburban line) over what would have been the old trackbed of the line between Partick Central and Partick West.

Partick West station. Nothing resembling a station nor of the triangular junction exists on this site. This piece of walling probably is all that's left here.

On the north side of Dumbarton Road an area of public park exists where the north end of the triangular junction was located. The line continued north alongside the retaining wall and where the modern flats are sited before entering a short tunnel.

Another view as above.

Two streets to the north the original tunnel entrance still exists.

The tunnel continues north under Crow road until it emerges behind the wooden fence.

The view of the tunnel exit in a no-mans-land of vegetation. Shortly the line passes under Clarence Drive on which Crow Road station was actually located!

The original entrance to Crow Road station. The booking office was at street level giving access to an island platform which extended under Clarence drive.

A  view of the remains of the island platform at Crow Road station, the pillars still holding up the main road above.

Another view as above.

After a short distance, north of Crow Road station, the line entered a tunnel burrowing under the ex-NBR suburban line, now the site of the current Hyndland station. Looking north the tunnel entrance is deep in the undergrowth. Just visible is a Class 334 electric unit sitting in Hyndland station.  

 

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     Page last updated: 10 March 2016

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