NS5564 : End of the line

taken 9 years ago, near to Govan, Glasgow, Great Britain

End of the line
End of the line
This spur runs from the Broomloan subway depot. See also NS5564 : Old railway line and NS5565 : Broomloan Depot.
The Glasgow Subway
The Glasgow Subway opened in 1896 and is the third oldest underground railway in the world, predated by the London and Budapest systems.

It is a very simple system consisting of fifteen stations arranged in a 10.4Km loop around the centre and west side of the city. There are two lines; the Inner Circle and the Outer Circle which run in parallel tunnels through each of the stations. The lines run entirely under ground and pass under the Clyde twice.

The four foot gauge is very uncommon and is due to the small tunnel size. The trains themselves are also small, even toy-like when compared with those on major metro systems around the world.

Here is a LinkExternal link to a geograph article which provides more information about the subway.
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NS5564, 226 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 20 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 16 August, 2009
Category
Railway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 551 648 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.2855N 4:18.9059W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 551 647
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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