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Chronology for Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh

15/8/1855Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayAct receives Royal assent
28/5/1858Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayHelensburgh opened
28/5/1858Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayOpened as single track from Cowlairs Junction to Bowling and Dalreoch Junction to Helensburgh. Due to a disagreement over station access charges between the company and the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway the first trains ran to Buchanan Street using the Sighthill Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) and a connection at St Rollox with the Buchanan Street Extension (Glasgow, Garnkirk and Coatbridge Railway) line. The disagreement was resolved a month later.
14/8/1862Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Absorbed by Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
15/5/1882Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayCraigendoran Pier and station opened. There was a double track station on the Helensburgh line, and a long curved single track platform which ran onto the pier.
//1887Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayPossilpark opened
1/2/1887Glasgow City and District Railway
Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
City of Glasgow Union Railway
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Stobcross Railway
Circular service introduced by the North British Railway.
//1890Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayDrumchapel and Lochburn opened
1/5/1890Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayDrumchapel opened.
12/1/1903Glasgow City and District Railway
Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway)
City of Glasgow Union Railway
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Stobcross Railway
Circular service withdrawn.
3/11/1907Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwaySinger station on new loop line skirting round the north of the Singer factory opened. The old course of the line becomes a goods line to the west of Kilbowie Road and the old station becomes a terminus for worker^s trains and is expanded to 6 platforms.
1/9/1913Glasgow and Milngavie Junction RailwayGlasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayWesterton station opened at the junction of the Milngavie line with the Singer line. Westerton Garden Suburb was being established in what was previously farmland to the north of the line.
1/1/1917Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayPossilpark closed to regular services, retained for workman trains
4/1/1942Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayNew marshalling yard opened at Craigendoran
//1953Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayDrumry opened
8/6/1953Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayHelensburgh renamed Helensburgh Central
4/11/1960Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayLast steam trains from Queen Street Low Level to Helensburgh as line is electrified.
2/10/1961Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayMaryhill Park closed
20/7/1963Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayRuchill Goods and Hospital Branch closed.
8/5/1967Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwaySinger Works station closed and electrification removed.
//1969Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwaySinger Works station closed completely.
/7/1969Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayMaryhill Park closed to goods
/7/1971Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayPossilpark closed to goods
25/9/1972Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayCraigendoran Pier closed to vessels (Use of the pier was then given over to small craft for a number of years).
/10/1980Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayMaryhill signal box burnt down, line to Anniesland closed. New box built on other side of track, but never used. The Maryhill to Anniesland section of the Stobcross Railway falls out of use.
2/12/1993Glasgow Dumbarton and Helensburgh RailwayQueen Street High Level to Maryhill re-opened for local passenger service (Stations at; Maryhill, Lambhill, Summerston, Possilpark, Ashfield), trains continue to Knightswood West Junction to swap tracks.
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