Lost Railways of Glasgow (Part 4). The next stage in Chris Jennings' Glasgow survey starts with a look at the remains of the former station at Hyndland, which was the terminus of a short branch from Partick Junction on the North British Railway's line from Glasgow Queen Street to Yoker and beyond. Useful links, e.g. to network maps, will be found in the introduction to Photo Gallery 130.

Above: The site of Hyndland station is now occupied by a park and play area (aptly named Old Station Park), but the retaining wall on the left betrays the fact that this area was created by a railway company. The local streets developed around the Hyndland branch, so it is still possible on a modern street map of Glasgow to discern both the approximate site of Partick Junction, and the curve of the line as it passed the back gardens which once adjoined it. The station had an island platform, plus extensive sidings. 20th October 2016. (Chris Jennings)

Above: Adjoining the station site stands an arcade of shops, with this newsagent at its north end, where one can imagine past commuters having bought their daily paper before making the journey into the city. The framed black and white photograph on the wall indicates that someone remembers the old railway. 20th October 2016. (Chris Jennings)
Above: A close-up of the framed photograph seen above, with trees reflected in the sky. Hyndland's long island platform can be seen on the left. The station closed on 5th November 1960, being replaced by a new one 1,000 yards west of Partick Hill, so this image must date from shortly after the end. 20th October 2016. (Chris Jennings)
Above: A general view of what used to be Hyndland station's frontage. As a point of reference, the newsagent sign (shown above) can be seen just left of centre. The station building – a fine neo-classical one – was situated immediately to the right of this, and continued along the road to just short of the tree which borders the picture. 20th October 2016. (Chris Jennings)
Above: This bridge over the River Kelvin was the main engineering feature on the short Dawsholm branch, which is referred to in Gallery 131 in connection with Kirklee station; it is one of 5 bridges that crossed the River Kelvin within half a mile. 20th October 2016. (Chris Jennings)
Above: Not far from the location of the above photograph, near modern Kelvindale station, are the remains of this bridge (at grid reference NS 562689) over the River Kelvin on the Temple Gasworks branch, which only lasted from 1896 to 1920. It was operated by the Caledonian Railway, and ran for ¾ mile from a junction near the company's Dawsholm station. The gasworks made 'town gas' from coal, with its raw material being brought in by rail. The works is no longer in use, but its two large gas holders still survived in 2016, when this photograph was taken. The larger holder at Temple had a capacity of 5½ million cubic feet! 20th October 2016. (Chris Jennings)

Left: An aerial view of the piers seen above, taken from the nearby aqueduct on the Forth & Clyde Canal. This view disguises the fact that this viaduct was curved and had six spans. Having crossed the river from east to west, it then plunged into a tunnel. All in all, the short Temple Gasworks branch cost the CR a lot of money for its 24 year life! 20th October 2016. (Chris Jennings)

Above: Continuing south along the River Kelvin (which is easy because NCN 756 runs long the east bank), a pair of CR bridges are reached. These represent the north-eastern side of a railway triangle, whose 3 end points led out respectively to Kelvinside (west), Maryhill (north-east) and Kirklee (south). 20th October 2016. (Chris Jennings)
Above: Immediately south of the bridge illustrated above, its neighbour still stands, having once carried the Kirklee-Maryhill line. Both bridges will be found at grid reference NS 568681. Either one of them could be used to provide a river crossing for pedestrians, and possibly cyclists, but the River Kelvin is not exactly short of such crossings already. 20th October 2016. (Chris Jennings)