Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway)



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  /  /1872Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Authorised from Bridgeton to London Road [Glasgow]. The branch would now also carry a passenger service.
02/04/1877Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway)
London Road [Glasgow] opened for goods. (Alternative date 12/04/1877.)
01/04/1879Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway)
London Road [Glasgow] opened for passengers. Stations at; Rutherglen, Bridgeton [1st] and London Road [Glasgow].
  /  /1880Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway) The Switchback (Caledonian Railway)
Extension authorised - the 'Glasgow Lines' or further 'Dalmarnock Branch Extension', colloquially known as 'The Switchback' by the drivers.
17/08/1885Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway)
London Road [Glasgow] goods station approach replaced, with The Switchback (Caledonian Railway) opening.
17/05/1887Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway)
London Road [Glasgow] passenger station approach replaced, with The Switchback (Caledonian Railway) opening in 1885.
01/11/1895Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway)
London Road [Glasgow] and Bridgeton [1st] closed to passengers. (The Glasgow Central Railway opened.)
  /01/1984Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway)
London Road [Glasgow] closed to goods (except rare scrap workings).

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

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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Glasgow Central Railway
Dalmarnock Branch (Caledonian Railway)
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
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
Trains pass at Strathclyde Junction in 1988. To the left is the high level Switchback line and the trains are on the low level Glasgow Central line. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
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This station was at a high level on a viaduct above street level. The line opened in 1877 and in 1879 a passenger service started with stations at Bridgeton and London Road [Glasgow] being served. The line was an extension of the original Dalmarnock Branch and Dalmarnock Junction was upgraded for the additional traffic.
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This junction was at the south end of London Road [Glasgow] passenger (1879) and goods (1877) stations and was where The Switchback (Caledonian Railway) of 1885 extended the Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway) of 1877.
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The Switchback (Caledonian Railway)
Ex-Caledonian 'Jumbo' 0-6-0 57456 heading south down the Switchback on the approach to London Road Junction, Dalmarnock, on 2 June 1949. Celtic Park ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 02/06/1949
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This was a terminus on the south side of London Road. There was a large goods yard (opened 1877) to the east of the passenger station (opened 1879) and Dalmarnock Iron Works Siding on the west side for William Arrol's Dalmarnock Iron Works.
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Looking south east at the former London Road depot. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Looking south east at the former London Road depot. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Rail Embankment being cleared to make way for the New National Indoor Velodrome ...
Colin Harkins /07/2007
Rail Embankment being cleared to make way for the New National Indoor Velodrome ...
Colin Harkins /07/2007
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