Polloc and Govan Railway
This once coal carrying line is open
and now forms a section of the West Coast Main Line.
This area used to have the Govan Colliery and
Dixon's Blazes, a large ironworks. Dixon started by taking the mineral working
rights for the coal and went on to build the ironworks as well as later building
others, Clyde Iron and purchasing others in Coatbridge.
Today all the works are closed and the area
has some housing and much vacant land.
The line served the works and mines and was
extended to the River Clyde at Windmillcroft Quay.
Description of route
This line ran from Tradeston to Rutherglen.
The line was extended from Tradeston to Windmillcroft quay and finally extended
by the Clydesdale Junction Railway
on to Motherwell.
(General Terminus and
Glasgow Harbour Railway)
Central Station Lines)
(Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct
Railway) connection to Muirhouse Junction.
North British Locomotives, Queen's Park Works
This site is no longer a locomotive depot but
is still used for train servicing.
Rutherglen West Junction
Page created on 20/01/1998
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford