This railway is mostly open. The line
was originally conceived to provide rail access (freight) to the new Queens
Dock and the expanding west end of Glasgow. After completion of the Glasgow
City and District Railway the line came into use by commuters. Now
with the withdrawl of nearly all freight operations from the area the
lines are now electrified with services running to Helensburgh, Balloch,
Dumbarton, Dalmuir, Clydebank, Singer and Milngavie. The Queens Dock is
now the Scottish Exhibition Centre and the Partick goods yards have been
The Stobcross Railway passing under the
Forth and Clyde Canal
(track now lifted)
The line running north/south through Partick,
the site of the former Partickhill Goods Yard occupied by a Sainsbury's.
This line runs through the west end of Glasgow.
Much of the route is in an area of Tenement buildings and today there is very
little industry along the course of the line.
The line was built to connect to the Queens
Dock at Stobcross from Maryhill on the Glasgow,
Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway. It became part of the North
British Railway. The Caledonian
Railway gained running powers over the line and built their own depot at
Partickhill which was later connected to by the Lanarkshire
and Dunbartonshire Railway. The line was later extended to the east to join
the Coatbridge line at High Street. A large station was opened under Glasgow
Today the line carries very little freight
and mostly electric trains operating local Glasgow services.
The section of the line through Partick and
Hyndland was very expensive to build as the land had already been purchased
for housing developments.
Description of route
From Maryhill to Stobcross, Finnieston via
Patrick and Hyndland.
Maryhill Park Junction
The track between Maryhill Park Junction, on
the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh
Railway, and Anniesland has been lifted. This section may be re-opened as
part of the Larkhall re-opening scheme.
There was a branch from the line, the junction
facing Anniesland. The branch have also included a connection to a berth on
the Forth and Clyde Canal;
parts of an old railway bridge over the Dawsholm road still exist.
Knightswood South Junction
City and District link line, Knightswood Branch, Anniesland Gasworks (may
have connected to Glasgow Central
Railway through the Gasworks?))
On the now closed line north of Anniesland,
south of Maryhill
Left; looking to Knightswood South Junction.
Right; looking to the Forth and Clyde Canal, Anniesland Gasworks on right.
A short branch from Knightswood South Junction
ran Westerly to the Temple Sawmills. This terminated at the site of what is
presently a B&Q store and included a branch into further mills by a reversing
This is a two platform station. It was called
Great Western Road and had a goods yard on east side of tracks.
Jordanhill North Junction?
Jordanhill East Junction
City and District link line)
This is a 'new' island platform station dating
from electrification of the line. The trackbed of the former Lanarkshire
and Dunbartonshire Railway passes underneath at south of site.
(By new station, site now occupied by newly
built Gartnavel Homeopathic Hospital).
City and District line terminus built at Hyndland)
Partickhill Goods (Caledonian Railway)
This yard was connected to both the North British
Partickhill Goods (North
The goods shed has been demolished and the
sidings lifted at Partickhill. The site is now occupied by a shopping development
which includes a Sainsbury's store. The two photographs given here show a similar
location before and after the sidings were lifted. The picture on the left shows
the goods yard when it was in use for the Yoker re-signalling scheme.
A very short section of the former goods yard
has been left as a short siding off the line.
This station is closed having been replaced
by the new Partick station, just to the south, on the other side of Dunbarton
Also known as Partick Interchange, below it
Merklands Station on the Glasgow subway
re-opened was as Patrick following the modernisation of the Underground. The
station is on a bend and has two platforms.
(Underneath a section of the Queens dock line
connected to the Lanarkshire
and Dunbartonshire Railway station at Partick Central)
Kelvinhaugh West Junction?
(New - with single track eastbound line to
Exhibition Centre; was Stobcross on Glasgow
(Start point of Kelvinhaugh Goods Yard (later
cut in half but building of the Glasgow
City and District), the Glasgow
City and District, the Stobcross and Queens Dock Railway
City and District Railway)
Kelvinhaugh High Level Goods
This depot is closed and the site has been
(connection to Glasgow
Now the Scottish Exhibition Centre, following
the infill of the Queens Dock with the demolished rubble of St
Enoch's Station. The view shows the course of the line which ran down from
the high level Kelvinhaugh Goods to Stobcross and the Queens Dock. The line
was re-opened as the 'Argyle line' to connect the Rutherglen to Stobcross section
of the Glasgow
Central Railway to the former Stobcross Railway.
(Used to load locomotives onto Vessels for
export. Quay by the crane still used as a stabling point by the Admiralty for
On the line from Stobcross Goods to Inglis
Yard, the dock still sees common use for stabling vessels overnight, for
example this was the berth in Glasgow used by Britannia on it's final tour before
de-commisioning. The road in the foreground of this photograph is the Clydeside
Expressway, which occupies the alignment of this closed section of railway.
The lower photograph looks towards Stobcross with the Stobcross Railway on the
right and the former goods line occupied by the Clydeside Expressway.
Inglis Pointhouse Yard
(Branch ran from Stobcross to Inglis
Yard - now the route is occupied by the Expressway)
(Inglis built Jeannie
Deans II and Waverley IV
and many other Clyde Vessels)
(Site now landscaped and some occupied by the Expressway)
(Spur runs on under the main line to the Lanarkshire
and Dunbartonshire Railway at Partick Central)
Page created on 12/06/1998
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford