NS4960 : Former course of a railway line

taken 2 months ago, near to Waterside, East Renfrewshire, Great Britain

Former course of a railway line
Former course of a railway line
The view is from Grahamston Road, almost opposite the junction with Blackbyres Road. A pylon can be seen in the distance. What probably caught my attention here, as seeming subtly wrong or out-of-place, was the lines of trees on each side: though it is hard to discern from here, where they are seen receding into the distance, both lines are in fact parallel to the direction of view.

Reference to old maps reveals that those lines of trees correspond to the sides of what was once the course of a railway line. The photograph is therefore a view directly down the former course of that line, which is now long gone: it was already marked as a "dismantled railway line" on the OS map revision of 1947, though an adjacent line just to the south was then still in existence.

An earlier OS map revision of 191112 labels the line whose former course is shown in my picture "G. & S.W.R. Paisley & Barrhead Branch", while the one immediately to the south of it, which survived a little longer, is annotated "C.R. Paisley & Barrhead Line" (and "L.M.S.R. Paisley & Barrhead Line" on the 1947 map).
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Date Taken
Monday, 26 August, 2019   (more nearby)
Thursday, 12 September, 2019
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4994 6060 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:48.9164N 4:23.7837W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4999 6057
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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