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.





Dates

  /  /1882Barrhead Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Potterhill Branch authorised.
01/10/1902Barrhead Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Barrhead Central opened.
01/01/1917Barrhead Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Barrhead Central closed.
  /  /1950Barrhead Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Barrhead Central demolished.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was a double track junction on the Paisley Canal line between Elderslie and Paisley West. It was the western apex of a triangular junction. The eastern junction was Corsebar junction and southern Meiklerigg Junction.
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Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
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
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This was a double track junction west of Paisley West station. The signal box was above at the top of the cutting on the south/east side of the line, north of Corsebar Road. The junction was south of the Corsebar Road overbridge.
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Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
55219 entering the Potterhill Branch at Corsebar Junction with empty stock prior to running round on 2 September 1957. Paisley West station stands in ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 02/09/1957
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
Mogul 42914 entering Potterhill Branch for running round. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 05/05/1953
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This was the southern apex of a triangular junction. The west junction was at Potterhill Junction and east at Corsebar Junction. The lines were all double track. The box was on the west side of the line just south of the junction and Corsebar Road.
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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.
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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
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This was the junction for the short branch to the Gleniffer Depot, just east of the Glenfield Scouring Works. The branch left the Paisley to Barrhead Central line a little south of Potterhill station.
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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. The Mullstane Craig Quarry was also served.
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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 Direct 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
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This junction was north east of Barrhead station. It was the junction for Barrhead Central. This was a double track junction. On the north side of the junction was the Shanks Victorian Pottery Works, served by a siding making a trailing connection to the Barrhead-Glasgow line.
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Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway
Class 2P 4-4-0 no 40686 about to bring a train from Darvel through Barrhead South Junction on its way to Glasgow in October 1956. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/10/1956
McIntosh ex-Caledonian 4-4-0 no 54453 runs through Barrhead South Junction on 10 April 1953 with a local from St Enoch. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 27/04/2020
Jubilee 4-6-0 no 45691 Orion passing Barrhead South Junction on 10 April 1953 with a St Enoch - Newcastle service. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 10/04/1953
A St Enoch - Kilmarnock train approaching Barrhead South Junction on 10 April 1953 behind class 2P 4-4-0 no 40612. The train is about to cross the ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 10/04/1953
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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
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