Clydebank to Dalmuir (North British Railway)

Introduction

This line provided a second route west from Glasgow Queen Street Low Level by extending from Clydebank to Dalmuir.

For further convenience a curve was put in at Jordanhill to allow a train from the Maryhill direction to run west, giving access to shipyards and docks in the process.

A section of the Forth and Clyde Canal was realigned to the south near Dalmuir for the construction, where the line passes below.






Dates

08/05/1897Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway Clydebank to Dalmuir (North British Railway)
Extended from Clydebank Junction to Dalmuir. The original terminus, Clydebank [1st], is left on a short branch with a east facing junction, Clydebank Junction, and is re-named Clydebank East. Dalmuir [1st] is replaced by Dalmuir.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Jordanhill Curve

This is a junction between the Anniesland to Hyndland alignment of the 1874 Stobcross Railway and a 1897 curve which runs from north to west to meet the Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway of 1882. The curve is single track (formerly double) and other lines double. The curve crosses Crow Road. The junction is the northern apex of a triangular junction formed with [[Hyndland West ...

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Stobcross Railway
One of John Thomas^s books makes reference to a bridge built of ^found stones^. This isn^t that bridge but I^ve always thought it has that sort of ...
Ewan Crawford 09/12/2016
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This junction opened in 1897, the southern end of a curve from Whiteinch North Junction. It was opened as part of the improvements to the Clydebank line which was doubled throughout and extended to Dalmuir to create a new through route. The curve, in particular, gave the North British Railway direct access to several north bank of the Clyde sites from the [[Edinburgh and Glasgow ...

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Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway
V3 67619 with a stopping train destined for Helensburgh runs through Whiteinch West Junction (now Hyndland West Junction) on 23 May 1957. [Ref query ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 23/05/1957
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Clydebank to Dalmuir

This junction was east of Clydebank East, the terminus of the Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway. This line was extended west to Dalmuir in 1897 leaving the terminus on a short branch. Both lines were double track. The newer line remains open while the original terminus is closed. The newer line gently curved away to the north of the terminal lines, the kink can still be discerned ...

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Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway


This is a two platform station on an embankment. The main station building is on the eastbound platform and it has a footbridge.
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A Dumbarton Central service calls at the onetime Clydebank Central on 24 August 2019. ...
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The Whifflet to Motherwell stretch was closed for engineering works on Saturday 24 August 2019 so this eastbound train at Clydebank will terminate at ...
David Panton 24/08/2019
Clydebank on the extension from Clydebank to Dalmuir. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
A Class 320 from Dalmuir makes its first stop at Clydebank on the morning of Saturday 14th October 2017. Engineering works mean that it will be ...
David Panton 14/10/2017
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This junction was installed just west of Clydebank Central to allow closure of a length of the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway.
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Clydebank Central Junction looking west seen through fence. The L&D crossed the extension to Dalmuir here and the connection was made (for Kilpatrick ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
View west, just west of Clydebank station. On the left is the North British extension from Yoker to Dalmuir. Just to the left of that is the British ...
Ewan Crawford //1996
Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway. Class 37 401 on L&D Dalmuir Riverside Branch at bridge over Dumbarton Road. ...
Alistair MacKenzie //
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This pair of single track tunnels carry the Clydebank to Dalmuir (North British Railway) line under the Forth and Clyde Canal between Clydebank (to the east) and Dalmuir (to the west).
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This short double track tunnel carries the railway via Clydebank under the older line via Singer east of Dalmuir station.
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This is a five platform station. There are two platforms on the Singer route and to the north two platforms on the Clydebank route and a bay to the north of those, served from the Clydebank direction.
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Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
334032 is the rear set on a service that should have been going to Balloch but had just been terminated at Dalmuir on 7th September 2019. The ...
John McIntyre 08/09/2019
318258 has just left the down siding and is proceeding across the junction to enter Dalmuir station on the Singer line where it formed an eastbound ...
John McIntyre 08/10/2015
An Airdrie service calls at the onetime Dalmuir Park on 19 October 2019. On Platform 1 a terminating service awaits the shunting signal for the ...
David Panton 19/10/2019
The somewhat less than attractive building adorning the platform at Dalmuir, as viewed from a westbound train. ...
Beth Crawford 18/05/2017
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This became a junction in 1897 when the former Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway was extended west from Clydebank Junction west to Dalmuir.
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Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
62005 takes the Westerton route at Dalmuir Junction on its way from Fort William to Carnforth on 20 October. ...
Bill Roberton 20/10/2017
An early afternoon Airdrie - Balloch service departs westbound from Dalmuir station in July 2005. The train is about to pass what will become the next ...
John Furnevel 27/07/2005
View west from Dalmuir station on 8 June 2008. ...
Veronica Clibbery 08/06/2008
67011 passes Dalmuir on a crew-training run. May 19, 2006 ...
Andy Kirkham 25/05/2006
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