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.




Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

Rutherglen Central Junction is where the Argyle Line, left, meets the
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David Panton 16/10/2010
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
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 re-opened Argyle Line in 1978 and the remaining part of Rutherglen [3rd] closed. The station is overshadowed by the M74 Motorway extension.
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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 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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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