Barrhead Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)

Introduction

This railway is closed. It ran from Paisley West to Barrhead Central.



This line provided the Glasgow and South Western Railway with an independent route to Barrhead as the route via Pollockshaws was jointly owned with the Caledonian Railway.





Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

Location of Potterhill Junction looking towards Elderslie. The line from Meikleriggs Junction came in from the left. This closed in 1909 at the time ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
CR 4.4.0 54453 passing site of Potterhill Junction on Greenock train. [RailScot note: sources vary on whether this is Potterhill or Meikleriggs ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 05/05/1953

Class 2P 4-4-0 no 40621 with empty stock at Paisley West on 2 September 1957. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 02/09/1957
Class 5 4-6-0 44795 passing Corsebar Junction and approaching Paisley West with a Largs - St Enoch train on 2 September 1957. In the background ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 02/09/1957
Horwich Mogul 42914 on loop on Potterhill Branch. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 05/05/1953
Mogul 42914 entering Potterhill Branch for running round. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 05/05/1953


This was a two platform station which opened as the terminus of a short branch serving Potterhill to the south of Paisley. The main station building, similar to that at Crookston, was on the eastern platform. There was a goods yard on the east side with loading bank and goods shed.
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RCTS/SLS RAIL TOUR OF SCOTLAND 21st June 1962

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Jim Currie (Courtesy Stephenson Locomotive Society) 21/06/1962
RCTS/SLS RAIL TOUR OF SCOTLAND 21st June 1962

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Jim Currie (Courtesy Stephenson Locomotive Society) 21/06/1962
HR 103 at Potterhill with the 1965 Scottish Rambler. ...
G W Robin 17/04/1965


This depot was the terminus of a short extension of the line south from Potterhill. The depot served the nearby Glenfield Scouring Works and nearby area. Coal traffic continued to the end in 1959.
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This was a double track junction. A line from the Barrhead Central terminus met a line from Barrhead North Junction (on the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direction Railway) here and ran on to Thornly Park Junction and Potterhill.
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Class 2P 4-4-0 no 40645 passing the site of Barrhead North Junction on 10 April 1953 with a Kilmarnock - St Enoch train. Part of the large Shanks & Co ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 10/04/1953
View from the east fork of the Glasgow and South Western's extension of the Potterhill Branch to Barrhead. In the background a passing Sprinter is on ...
Ewan Crawford //1999

A St Enoch - Kilmarnock train approaching Barrhead South Junction on 10 April 1953 behind 2P 4-4-0 no 40612. Note the former Paisley and Barrhead ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 10/04/1953
Looking along the line from Barrhead Central towards Barrhead South Junction in October 1957. The train is a St Enoch - Kilmarnock local, hauled by 2P ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 24/10/1957

This station was a terminus. It was located south of the present Barrhead station at Mill Road Square. The platform was an island with a canopy extending out from the terminus building on the square. Both platforms had run-round loops. On the north side were carriage sidings. There was a water tank at the north end of the platform.
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The Glasgow and South Western Railway's Barrhead Branch from Paisley passed under the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway below this bridge, ...
Ewan Crawford //1999