Dummy Railway page 4
one time Barrhead had three major stations very
close to each other in the centre of the town,
two of them virtually next door. This is from A
Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain
ill-fated Paisley railways left the district, and
especially Barrhead, , with ugly, decaying
railway properties. The town centre of Barrhead
was a clutter of mouldering stations, rusty
abandoned bridges and weed-covered embankments,
memorials to the suburban service that never
was.In the end the local council dumped the town
refuse on the abandoned railway site."
Barrhead New Station was demolished
in the early 1950s. The pictures below are of the
derelict station and the adjacent bridge.
A massive stone
viaduct was also constructed on the outskirts of
Barrhead which is still there next to the Tesco
supermarket on the road to Neilston (below) .
Yesterday and today.
This is Barrhead South station which was actually
McDonald's coal depot.
Another spectacular viaduct is south of Barrhead
between Barrhead South and Lyoncross
Barrhead Central Station
(Potterhill Line) was demolished in the
The the main Barrhead
station (Glasgow - Kilmarnock line) is still open
, below it can be seen in the 1950s.
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