Community’s hard work transforms South Side railway site into a blooming marvel [Evening Times]

Date: 17/11/2011

A PROJECT that has transformed a Glasgow railway station sums up the spirit of the Evening Times’ Streets Ahead campaign bringing people together to create better communities. Friends Of Rosshall Park And Gardens have achieved the remarkable feat within months of adopting Crookston station, in the south of the city. It is an example of what can be done through partnership.

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View west over the current Crookston station on 20 May 2007. The restored former station building stands on the right. [See image 15060]
Location: Crookston
Company: Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
20/05/2007 John Furnevel
The attractive planters at Crookston (courtesy of the Friends of Rosshall Park and Gardens) add to the pleasant autumn scene on 30 September 2011. In the background a service on the Paisley Canal line is arriving from Glasgow Central, while beyond the fence on the disused platform stands the original 1885 station building, sensitively restored following serious fire damage in the 1980s. [See image 15060]
Location: Crookston
Company: Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
30/09/2011 John Yellowlees
Corkerhill Jubilee 45677 Beatty with a Starlight Special passing Crookston on Sunday 1 July 1962. [Railscot note: The Starlight Specials were launched in 1953 to provide cheap overnight travel on summer weekends to London (usually Marylebone) [see image 27077] and at their peak of popularity in 1960 a dozen or more were in operation. Most of the specials started from St Enoch although there were trains from Waverley, Gourock and even one for a time from Clydebank Riverside. The last Starlight Special ran in 1962, the year the photograph was taken.]
Location: Crookston
Company: Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
01/07/1962 Colin Miller

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