and Renfrew Railway
This line is closed. Some of its course
is now a footpath and some is a roadway through the Babcocks works.
The line ran parallel and to the East of the
River Cart following it's course from it's confluence with the River Clyde to
Description of route
From Paisley along the east bank of the River
Cart to a wharf by the River Clyde at Renfrew.
Paisley Hamilton Street
This was the original terminus of the line
in Paisley. The location of this station is now an out of use carpark.
The Renfrew line was altered to join the Glasgow
and Paisley Joint Railway at this point. The junction faced Glasgow, and
this necessitated a Paisley station nearby the junction at Abercorn. The junction
was resited further east to ease the departure curve some years later.
This station is preserved as part of
a cycleway from Paisley to Sandyford. The buildings have been demolished. The
architecture was similar to the building at Paisley
Canal Street. At the North end of the station the line connecting the Glasgow
and Paisley Joint Railway to the
Paisley and Renfrew Railway joined the course of the original line, leaving
Hamilton Street as a short spur.
This was a halt on the line with timber platforms.
The platforms are now gone and the trackbed currently (19/01/98) sports a burnt
out car. A number of sidings remain embedded in concrete at industrial premises
to the west of the station.
The station building still stands but the trackbed
of the railway from here to Sandyford is now a private road through the Babcocks
Renfrew Fulbar Street
This station is now a house. The platforms
are gone, but the nearby level crossing is now a footpath.
The station site has now been demolished. The
location of the station to the left of the green building in the centre of this
photograph. The whole site is surrounded by defunct industrial equipment. The
photograph is taken from a roadbridge to the south of the station site. Judging
by the construction of the bridge six tracks may once have passed under the
roadway at this location.
Page created on 19/01/1998
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford