This branch ran from Germiston, on the old Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway, to the Blochairn Steel Works on the north bank of the Monkland Canal.
The branch was to become the core of The Switchback (Caledonian Railway).
|/ /1882||Blochairn Steel Works Branch (Caledonian Railway)|
Branch authorised - Blochairn Branch (Glasgow Lines).
|26/11/1884||Blochairn Steel Works Branch (Caledonian Railway)|
Line opened from between Germiston Junction High and Blochairn Steel Works.
These locations are along the line.
At this junction the 1884 Blochairn Steel Works Branch (Caledonian Railway) from [[Germiston Junction High] on the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway] (1831) was met in 1886 by a curve of the The Switchback (Caledonian Railway) to Germiston Junction Low on the 1849 Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway).
This junction opened in 1886 when the 1884 Blochairn Branch (Caledonian Railway) was extended south by the The Switchback (Caledonian Railway) to London Road Junction [Glasgow] to meet the 1877 Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway). The Switchback not only connected the Caledonian Railway's northern and southern systems in Glasgow but also served the [[Parkhead Iron ...More details
This works opened in 1855 for the production of wrought iron, later malleable iron and later still steel. It was located on the north bank of the Monkland Canal, used to deliver coal to the site. The works was served from Garngad to the north west by sidings from the City of Glasgow Union Railway of 1875, which bordered the works to the west. It was also served from [[Blochairn ...More details