Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct
This line is open. Today it is part of
the line known as the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Line or GBK.
a short section.
101 running south from Barrhead.
This line runs south and west out of Glasgow
and its suburbs on slowly rising ground.
Originally a private company it was bought
by the Caledonian Railway
for which it became a Barrhead and Neilston branch. They wished to extend the
line south to Kilmarnock and on doing so were opposed by the Glasgow
and South Western Railway. This was settled by making the line from Glasgow
to Kilmarnock Joint (including the existing Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct
Description of route
From Glasgow to Barrhead and Neilston, later
extended to Kilmarnock.
(City of Glasgow Union Railway)
(Connection from Polloc and Govan Railway)
(Glasgow Central Station
(General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour
(Cathcart District Railway)(Access
to Pollockshields West)
Priesthill and Darnley
(Was Barrhead Joint)
(Was also Crofthead and Neilston Joint)
(Glasgow and Kilmarnock Joint Railway)
Page created on 11/03/1997
Page last edited on: 11/03/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford