Although slightly outwith Blantyre Parish, this is nearby enough to post here on Blantyre Project.
Pictured in May 2016, is a small disused railway tunnel at Dalton, unusually, with the road going over it. The main road leaving Blantyre to Cambuslang goes over the top of this tunnel and many people would not even know its there.
The single track railway which served Loanend Colliery, ran through this little tunnel in the early 20th Century, and out to the north side of the road at Dechmont Cottages towards the Dalton Brickette Factory.
The tunnel is blocked off at one side, with rather substantial gates, is in good condition, partially infilled over the lines and is covered in graffiti. It’s not somewhere I’ve been but I intend to add it to a future walk. Photos courtesy of Alex Rochead, taken in May 2016.
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