General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour
This line is largely closed. It served
the quayside facility at General Terminus on the River Clyde which replaced
Windmillcroft Quay which was used by the Polloc
and Govan Railway.
This line is to the south of the River Clyde
in Glasgow. Nearby was the Tradeston Gasworks and Dixon's Ironworks.
Description of route
This line ran from Tradeston to General Terminus
and replaced the Windmillcroft Quay branch of the Polloc
and Govan Railway.
This was a quayside set of sidings and cranes.
It was latterly used in connection with Ravenscraig
Iron Ore importing before opening of Hunterston.
The was a connection to the Princes Dock and Princes
Dock Joint Railway via quayside lines.
The site of the terminus has been re-developed,
part of it now being occupied by car parks and a retail park called "The
Scotland Street Junction
North facing junction with a short branch off
the City of Glasgow Union Railway
which came off an east facing junction at Port Eglinton Junction and passed
under both the City of Glasgow line and the Glasgow
and Paisley Joint Railway.
From this junction lines ran northwards to
General Terminus, westwards to Maxwell junction (both from an east facing junction),
eastwards to West Street Junction and southwards to Muirhouse Central Junction
(both from a west facing junction).
Here, an east facing junction, lines ran to
make west facing junction at Shields Junction No 1 with the Glasgow
and Paisley Joint Railway and lines ran to make a west facing junction at
Bellahouston No 1 Junction with the Paisley
West Street Junction
East facing junction with the Polloc
and Govan Railway. The former route to Windmillcroft quay was truncated
and a short portion left as a siding by the West Street Goods depot. The route
of the former line can still be found in a deep cutting.
Muirhouse Central Junction
Connection to the Glasgow,
Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway at a south facing junction. To the
north of the junction were sidings serving the Tradeston Gasworks (junction
faced south, sidings on east side of line).
Page created on 20/01/1998
Page last edited on: 11/03/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford