Supreme Nature 52 – Week 7

Botanic Gardens Station

Botanic Gardens Station

The photograph for this week’s post was taken yesterday at the old Botanic Gardens Station on Great Western Road in Glasgow, Scotland.

Opened in 1896, the station has been closed since 1939 and the line, part of the former Glasgow Central Railway, was closed in 1964. The tracks have since been uplifted and vegetation has overgrown completely between the platforms. The photograph shows the ventilation shaft above the station that allowed steam and smoke from locomotives to escape. The edge of one of the platforms can be seen at the bottom left of the picture.

Other relics of this railway line can be seen in the vicinity of the Botanic Gardens including embankment walls where bridges have been removed and the remains of bridges over the River Kelvin.

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