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Glasgow Railway Tunnel
By AlMacGlasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and was a major industrial center in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It is currently one of the only cities in the UK to have an underground railway system, and is definitely the only one in Scotland to have one. Rail travel, both above and below ground, has always been vital to the life of the city. As the city has developed over the decades, railway lines have been built and abandoned as needs dictate. One major old line was the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway which cut across the west of the city. It was opened in 1896, and traveled for many miles through several stations across the area. Several sections of this railway were underground, especially as the line moved into the centre of the city. Eventually the line became less and less used, until gradually the stations along it began to be closed off. In 1942, the Kelvinside station was closed, and the line itself was shut down for good soon after.
The next thing which we came across. I don't know what it was, but it sure was Long Time Dead.
Then, as we rounded a corner in the pitch black of the tunnel, we found the station itself. It's hard to describe how beautiful it looked, with the sun streaming down through the roof holes.
Looking up back out of the Botanic Garden holes.
This picture shows just how dark it was in there. Also, our torch batteries were not of the highest quality and so we had to use them in short bursts to conserve power :(
This did not help when there were big fuck-off holes in the ground every so often which it would have been real easy to break our ankles in, like this one.
We found a creepy little alcove place, which had obviously been used as a makeshift camp by unknown people.
Beside this alcove were some terrifying rusty stairs which led to absolutely nowhere.
Other people had obviously been down there many times before, as suggested by all the (bizarre) graffiti that we found.
Someone once told me that if you take drugs Jesus will throw acid in your face.
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