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Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway

This line is open. Today it is part of the line known as the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Line or GBK.

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Opened 1 April 1850
Closed No, save a short section.
Clickable map of the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway

101 running south from Barrhead.
101 running south from Barrhead.

Local area 

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This line runs south and west out of Glasgow and its suburbs on slowly rising ground.

Chronology 

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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 Railway).

Description of route 

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From Glasgow to Barrhead and Neilston, later extended to Kilmarnock.

South Side 
(City of Glasgow Union Railway)

Muirhouse Junction
(Connection from Polloc and Govan Railway)
(Glasgow Central Station lines)
(General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway)
(Cathcart District Railway)(Access to Pollockshields West)

Strathbungo 

Crossmyloof 

Pollockshaws West

Busby Junction 
(Busby Railway

Kennishead 

Priesthill and Darnley 

Nitshill 

Barrhead

101 running south from Barrhead.

(Was Barrhead Joint) 

Neilston (Low) 

 

(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