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Paisley and Barrhead District Railway

This line is closed. The line was equiped with passenger stations which were never opened. The line was only opened for freight. The junctions at Arkleston were prepared but the connections never laid in. Track ran from Paisley East to the southern Arkleston junction and stopped just after the junction.

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Clickable map of the Paisley and Barrhead District Railway.
Clickable map of route.


To the west of the closed 'Barrhead New' station.

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Chronology 

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The line was a protege of the Caledonian Railway.

Description of route

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From Paisley St James to Lyoncross via Barrhead with a branch from Barrhead to Arkleston.

Walkinshaw North Junction

Walkinshaw South Junction

Linwood Car Plant

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This depot was approached by a north facing junction. The factory built cars for Rootes. The sidings also included Linwood Pressed Steel which built the class 303 electric 'blue trains' for Glasgow's local electrified railways. The works is now demolished (demolished around 1986/87) and the site of an industrial estate.

Ferguslie

Foxbar

Stanely

Glenfield

Blackbyres West Junction

Gallowhill Junction

(Connection not laid in)

Arkleston Junction

(Connection not laid in)

Paisley East Junction?

Paisley East

(Also known as the Lacy Street Depot)

Hawkhead sidings

Barrhead New

Barrhead South

Lyoncross Junction


Page created on 19/01/1998
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford