Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
This railway is closed. A short portion
remains, out of use, to give access to the Greenock Container Depot (formerly
Greenock Princes Pier).
The now closed Tate and Lyle factory above Greenock
This line ran from farmland to the southeast
of Greenock into Greenock and to the waterfront.
Description of route
From Greenock to Bridge of Weir.
This site is now the Greenock
Clyde Port Authority Terminal (formerly Princes Pier).
This photograph shows the closed Freightliner
depot at Princes Pier. The locomotive shed was on the left (out of the picture)
and the station was in the distance by the cranes. From here the line runs up
the hill in tunnels to Lynedoch.
(Greenock and Wemyss
There was an end-on junction with the Glasgow,
Paisley and Greenock Railway's James Watt Dock branch here.
Port Glasgow Upper
From ~1966 to 1983 Kilmacolm was the terminus
of a branch from Elderslie. The portion between Kilmacolm and Greenock was singled,
then closed and lifted at an earlier date. The Kilmacolm line was single track,
making use of the former Glasgow-bound track.
Above Kilmacolm there is a narrow gauge railway
(Duchal Moor Railway).
Bridge of Weir
(Bridge of Weir Railway)
Page created on 14/11/1997
Page last edited on: 11/03/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford