Dalmarnock Branch (Caledonian Railway)

Introduction

This railway is closed except for a short section from Rutherglen to Strathclyde Junction. The line crossed the River Clyde and provided an east end terminus at London Road near Bridgeton and Parkhead where a very large goods yard was developed.

With the opening of the Glasgow Central Railway the line was moved sideways to the east to cross the new Clyde Viaduct [Rutherglen]. This allowed the new line to use the original Clyde Viaduct [Rutherglen] [1st].






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This junction is south east of Rutherglen station. It is where the Argyle Line joins the West Coast Main Line from Glasgow Central High Level.
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Longannet empties heading back to Hunterston in August 2006 behind EWS 66145 passing Rutherglen Central Junction. The train is about to run under the ...
John Furnevel 15/08/2006
334 010 comes east off the former 'Switchbank' and 'Argyle Line' at Rutherglen station. The current station is distant right (which will become almost ...
Ewan Crawford 29/03/2009
Shortly after a stop at Rutherglen station in August 2006 a Dalmuir - Lanark train heads towards Rutherglen Central Junction, passing the tail end of ...
John Furnevel 15/08/2006
314210 seen at Rutherglen on the occasion of the re-opening of the Glasgow Central Low Level line on 1st November 1979. The Queen is the Second ...
Ian Millar 01/11/1979


This is an island platform station. It opened with the Argyle Line (the re-opened Glasgow Central Railway) in 1979 and the remaining part of Rutherglen [3rd] on the main line closed. The station is overshadowed by the M74 Motorway extension. which passes overhead. Entry is by one of two footbridges, one from just off Farmeloan Road (to the east) and another from Victoria Street (to ...

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A Whifflet service calls at Rutherglen on 19 May. I've never quite got used to the M74 appearing above the station some years ago, but it has to be ...
David Panton 19/05/2018
320318 is the rear unit on a 6-car Dalmuir via Singer service, at Rutherglen on 10 January 2019. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
320301 calls at Rutherglen with a westbound service via Central Low Level on 10 January 2019. Above, acting like a giant platform canopy, is the M74 ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
SPT liveried 318265 about to leave Rutherglen for Dalmuir on 15 August 2006. ...
John Furnevel 15/08/2006

This junction was at the north end of Rutherglen station, lines fanned out here to the terminus built within the triangular junction.
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This junction is north of Rutherglen station. The line from Rutherglen West Junction, to the south west, and Rutherglen Central Junction, to the south east, meet here. To the north the line crosses the River Clyde.
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This yard is on the east side of the lines at the north end of Rutherglen station. Its northern connection is, by reversal, at Rutherglen North Junction and its southern connection is at Rutherglen Central Junction. The yard consists of looped sidings on its west side and dead end sidings on its east side, approached from the south. The dead end sidings were in two groups, the eastern ...

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This junction was replaced by the present Rutherglen North Junction, the present junction being south of the former Clydebridge Junction (the original Rutherglen North Junction [1st] was further south).
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42243 approaching Rutherglen station on 17 May 1957 with a terminating service from Balloch. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 17/05/1957

This viaduct opened in 1861 with the goods and minerals only Dalmarnock Branch (Caledonian Railway). It was a double track viaduct crossing the River Clyde north of Rutherglen.
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This seemingly grandiosely named junction was named for the Strathclyde Print Works which was on the north bank of the River Clyde by Dalmarnock House. In 1866 the Dalmarnock Branch (Caledonian Railway) opened from Dalmarnock Junction, Rutherglen, north to Bridgeton Goods, the line passing along the western boundary of the works. The junction was formed in 1877 when the ...

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Coming together. View south approximately half way between Dalmarnock station and the River Clyde on 1 April 2007. To the left is the trackbed of the ...
John Furnevel 01/04/2007
Ex-NB J36 0-6-0 65232 shunting at Strathclyde Junction on 17 May 1957. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 17/05/1957
Scene at Strathclyde Junction on 17 May 1957 as Fairburn 2-6-4 tank 42164 brings a train of empty stock north across the river. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 17/05/1957
Just south of Strathclyde Junction is this view looking south to Rutherglen. The yard on the left is Bridgeton Yard for the Civil Engineer. The line ...
Ewan Crawford //1988

This foundry was on the west side of the Dalmarnock Branch (Caledonian Railway) and Strathclyde Junction. The works was on the south side of Arthur Street.
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