1912 Blantyre Station

I’m not a great fan of artificially colourised postcards, but sometimes they are done quite well and worth showing. This certainly is one of the better ones. I’ve scanned it in a fairly good resolution.

Pictured in 1912, is Blantyre Station looking down the line towards Glasgow. These buildings are all now demolished, but the road bridge in the background remains.

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On social media:

David Downie It still looked like that in the 50’s when my family used iot to go places.
Archie Peat Not quite like that David , note that it has a single track in 1912 , by the 50s it had acquired a double track !!!
David Bates Looks like a double track on the postcard Archie, you just can’t see the outer rails of each line due to shadoes/platform.
The Blantyre Project to clarify, David is correct. Blantyre always has had a double line in either direction. The postcard does look like an illusion, with the platform hiding one of the edges of the rails.

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