Glasgow Central Railway
This railway is open between Partick
Stobcross Crane with the
Going from west to east the line runs through
Glasgow roughly following the course of the River Kelvin and then the River
Description of route
This line ran through central Glasgow from
MAryhill through to Dalmarnock and Newton.
These gasworks were served by a branch which
ran west from Dawsholm, (from a south facing junction just north of Dawsholm
shed) across the River Kelvin on a viaduct, through a tunnel and on to the south
of the Anniesland Gasworks.
These gasworks were served by a line which
ran north from Dawsholm, under the Kelvin Aqueduct of the Forth
and Clyde Canal and to the gasworks.
This station was located to the south of the
Kelvin Aqueduct and the east bank of the Kelvin. It was a short lived terminus.
The station had a long canopied island platform. After closure to passengers
the tracks were retained but platform and buildings removed. The site has been
cleared for footpaths by the River Kelvin and the Aqueduct.
This shed was approached from the north. This
was a large shed and busy shed. Here a number of locomotives, representing the
main companies in Scotland before the grouping of 1923, were stored. They can
now be viewed in the Glasgow
Museum of Transport.
This was a pair of junctions. Here the line
from Dawsholm to Kirklee was met by the Lanarkshire
and Ayrshire Railway coming from Kelvinside at an east facing junction,
and immediately to the west the Lanarkshire
and Ayrshire Railway left at a west facing junction to run east to Maryhill
Maryhill Central Junction
This junction was to the west of Maryhill Central.
The junction faced east. From here the Lanarkshire
and Ayrshire Railway ran west to
Kelvinside along a viaduct and the Glasgow Central Railway ran south-west from
here to Kirklee and on to Glasgow. Maryhill Central Signal box stood to the
This was a fine station set below street level.
The station had four plaforms; a bay at the north end from running west, then
two through platforms, and then another bay platform. To the south of the station
was a large goods yard approached from the west. The platforms were canopied.
This was a south facing junction between the
Glasgow Central Railway's lines to Dawsholm and Maryhill. There was a large
goods yard enclosed within the triangle of lines here. The sire became Callander's
garage for many years following the lines closure and is now housing.
This was a two platform station. Portions of both platforms remain near the Botanic Gardens tunnel mouth.
This station was underground but had substantial
street level buildings which bore some resemblence to the Kremlin! The street
level buildings are now gone, but the platforms remain intact in the underground
tunnel. The BBC used the station for its "Garden Party" programmes.
Kelvinbridge for University of
This was a two platform station with substancial
glass canopies. The canopies were removed before station closure.
Junction of the Lanarkshire
and Dunbartonshire Railway and the Glasgow Central Railway route to Maryhill.
The junction was just inside the tunnel which is at the West end of the East
bound platform (for Glasgow).
The photograph shows the Glasgow Central Railway
passing under the Glasgow City and
District Railway to the North of Stobcross Junction.
Formerly Stobcross and re-opened with the Argyle
line as Finnieston before the opening of the Exhibition Centre. The line and
tunnel to the West was altered to approach from Partick on the Glasgow
City and District Railway. Originally the lines to the west came from Partick
Central and Kelvinbridge. There were sidings to the south which served the
Convenient for the Scottish Exhibition and
Conference Centre (a smoked glass walkway takes you over the Expressway - formerly
a branch of the Stobcross Railway
with connections to the Glasgow Central Railway).
This is an island platform station enclosed
in a covered cutting. To the west the roof is open to the sky.
Glasgow Central (Low Level)
This station has two platform faces (on either
side of an island). It originally had four. Above this station is Glasgow
Central (High Level).
This station was opened when the line was re-opened.
It is an island platform station.
This was an island platform station.
This was an island platform station.
This was a west facing junction between the
lines to Dalmarnock and Newton. Immediately east was Bridgeton station.
This station had two platforms on the line
to Dalmarnock (currently open) and a long island platform, partly under London
Road, on the Newton line. The island platform remains in a poor state of preservation.
Dalmarnock (Low Level)
This is a two platform station to the south
of the long tunnel running from Bridgeton. The line has many cross-braces to
hold up the cutting running to the south of the station.
At this point the line connected to the Dalmarnock
High Level and Switchback line
at a south facing junction.
This was a two platform station with glazed canopies.
This station is closed.
The photograph show the curving platforms for
the Glasgow Central Railway route from Tollcross to Carmyle Junction. The existing
route of the Rutherglen
and Coatbridge Line (Caledonian Railway) is just out of site to the right.
The junction was in the background of the photograph
The line met the Rutherglen
and Coatbridge Line (Caledonian Railway) immediately east of Carmyle station
at a west facing junction. Slightly further east is branched off south from
a west facing junction to run to Newton. Shortly afterwards is crossed the River
Clyde on a large viaduct.
At this north facing junction the line split
with one part running south and west to Kirkhill and another running south and
east to Newton.
Newton West Junction
Here the line met the Clydesdale
Junction Railway to the north of Newton station at an east facing junction.
The section from here to Westburn was retained until the 1980s for access to
At this west facing jucntion the line met the
and Ayrshire Railway.
Page created on 14/11/1997
Page last edited on: 11/03/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford