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This line is closed. It was intended
to provide the Caledonian
Railway with a large goods
yard at Hamiltonhill on the Forth
and Clyde Canal in the north of Glasgow, but this goods yard may not
have materialised although it is shown in some post office maps of Glasgow..
There was a branch to the Saracen Foundry but this had to be closed as
it was in breach of an agreement with the North
British Railway. This Hamiltonhill yard closed at an early date but
the first section of the line was extended by the Lanarkshire
and Dunbartonshire Railway to Dumbarton and gave the Caledonian
Railway access to Balloch.
Part of the route between Eastfield and Possil was built along the course
of an old waggonway which had run from pits at Eastfield to the Forth
and Clyde Canal at Ruchill.
This line runs through a largely residential
area in the north of Glasgow.
Description of route
From Balornock to Hamiltonhill.
This section of line has been closed for a
long time. This was a planned goods yard approached through a tunnel to the
West. The location has been built on.
There is some doubt whether the section of
the line from south of the Ruchill Hospital sidings to Hamiltonhill was opened
The line to Hamiltonhill was double track -
even when the track was cut-back to Ruchill hospital which was approached by
a reversing spur at the end of the line once the line between Hamiltonhill and
ruchill Hospital was lifted.
This was an east facing junction from which
the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire
Railway ran west to Whiteinch, the River Clyde shipyards and finally Dumbarton.
Springburn Park Goods
This served Robroyston Hospital and the surrounding
Robroyston West Junction
Here the line joined the Switchback
line and Glasgow
and Garnkirk Railway.
Page created on 11/03/1997
Page last edited on: 11/03/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford