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Greenock and Ayrshire Railway

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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).

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Clickable map of the Greenock and Ayrshire Railway


The now closed Tate and Lyle factory above Greenock

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This line ran from farmland to the southeast of Greenock into Greenock and to the waterfront.

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Description of route 

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From Greenock to Bridge of Weir. 
 
Princes Pier  

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. 

Lynedoch  
Cartsburn Junction 
(Greenock and Wemyss Bay Railway

Inchgreen 

There was an end-on junction with the Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway's James Watt Dock branch here.

Port Glasgow Upper 
Kilmacolm 

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