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Glasgow and Renfrew District Railway

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Cardonald Junction
Shieldhall Junction

Shieldhall yard

King George V Dock
Deanside Transit

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Braehead Transit

Braehead Power station

Renfrew Kings Inch

Renfrew Porterfield

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Glasgow and Renfrew District Railway

This railway is partly open between Cardonald and the Deanside Transit depot.

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Clickable map of the Glasgow and Renfrew District Railway

Local area

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This line served the area between Cardonald and Renfrew. Renfrew Transit Depot, Deanside Transit Depot, Renfrew Harbour, Renfrew Power Station and the large King George V dock were served. Deanside Transit Depot is still open and served by the line. The area (outwith Renfrew) was relatively undeveloped until the dock was opened. Recently the Braehead Shopping Centre was opened to the north of the Deanside depot.

Chronology 

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Description of route 

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From Cardonald to Deanside Transit. The line formerly extended on to Renfrew.
 
Cardonald Junction 
(Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway) 

Cardonald North Junction / Shieldhall Junction 

Shieldhall yard

King George V Dock

Deanside Transit

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Deanside Transit viewed from the north.

The depot at Deanside Transit is the reason why part of the line remains open. Trains are taken from the junction at Cardonald to the former station at Deanside and from there reversed into the transit depot sidings.

Deanside

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Site of Deanside station viewed from the north.

This station had an island platform. The station has been removed but track remains here to let trains serving Deanside Transit run-round. The line terminates at the north end of the former station.

Braehead Transit 

Braehead Power station 

Renfrew Harbour 

Kings Inch

Porterfield 
(Paisley and Renfrew Railway) 


Page created on 14/11/1997
Page last edited on: 11/03/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford