Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway

Introduction

This line is open and carries a regular electric train passenger service between Gourock, Greenock, Paisley and Glasgow as well as branch traffic to Wemyss Bay.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was originally a double track station. The original station featured a very tall wooden signal box on stilts.
...

More details
Tartan, famous local names and landmarks along with EMU 380011 are on display in the underpass to greet visitors to Paisley Gilmour Street. ...
Colin McDonald 22/12/1997
314213, in SPT livery and now some 38 years old, calls right time at Paisley Gilmour Street on a service for Gourock on 7th August 2017. These ...
Colin Miller 07/08/2017
No, not one from the archives but a shot of a Gourock to Glasgow service at Gilmour Street on 17 October 2018. Scrapping of Class 314s should surely ...
David Panton 17/10/2018
Gourock bound 334017 entering Paisley Gilmour Street ...
Graham Morgan 12/09/2006



This is a two platform station.
...

More details
Platform view west at Paisley St James on 20 May 2007, looking towards Bishopton. ...
John Furnevel 20/05/2007
Paisley St James station was to have been moved under the proposed
...
David Panton 16/06/2010
Looking east at Paisley St James with the station building and a Glasgow bound train. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Paisley St James has recently reopened after a two-and-a-half month
...
David Panton 01/09/2010

This junction was just west of Paisley St James station. In its final days the branch was a single track serving the former Pressed Steel Co Ltd works.
...

More details
Looking west at the former junction to the west of Paisley St James station. The branch still existed to Linwood but the junction itself had been ...
Ewan Crawford //
CR 0.6.0 57360 on branch at Paisley St James. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 10/04/1953

This was the northern of a triangle of lines at Walkinshaw. The original junction allowed a train from the Barrhead direction to join the Greenock line.
...

More details

Looking to the Clippens Oil Works on the branch from Blackstone Junction, Georgetown (on the Paisley-Bishopton-Greenock line). ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
HR 103 at Blackstone Junction bound for the Linwood Branch with the Scottish Rambler ...
G W Robin 17/04/1965

This was a two platform station. There was a station building similar to that at Bishopton on the eastbound platform.
...

More details
Heading east at Georgetown. No access at the time beyond this fence as it was MOD property. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987



This is a two platform station with an original station building on the up platform. There are carparks on the old goods yard (east end of the station, north side of the line and shunted from the east) and an area of ground to the south.
...

More details
Carmine and cream-liveried 314213 at Bishopton on a service to Gourock. ...
Bill Roberton 20/10/2017
314s call at Bishopton on 27 April 2017. On the left is 314209 in ScotRail blue heading to Wemyss Bay and on the right 314206 in Strathclyde livery ...
John McIntyre 27/04/2017
314204 calls with a service to Glasgow Central. ...
Bill Roberton 20/10/2017
380015 departs from Bishopton heading to Glasgow on 27 April 2017. ...
John McIntyre 27/04/2017


This tunnel is west of Bishopton. It is 330yds long. Bishopton No 2 Tunnel is just to the west.
...

More details

This tunnel is west of Bishopton and Bishopton No 1 Tunnel. It is 350yds long.
...

More details

This is a two platform station with a good view of the River Clyde from its platforms. ...

More details
380004 calls at Langbank with a Gourock train on 23rd October 2017. ...
Mark Bartlett 23/10/2017
On the approach to Langbank from the east. Viewed from east of Dumbarton. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Eastbound train approaching Langbank. It has just passed over the old bridge over the Greenock road and is about to pass over the girder bridge over ...
Ewan Crawford 08/11/2017
A Wemyss Bay to Glasgow train, formed by a SPT liveried Class 314, is seen running between Langbank and Bishopton. This view, across the Clyde, taken ...
Mark Bartlett 03/08/2017

This is a two platform station in Woodhall, to the east of Port Glasgow. The station has a footbridge and small station building on the westbound platform. The station was built after housing was built on the Woodhall estate.
...

More details
334 017 pulls into Woodhall with a Gourock to Glasgow stopper on 29 April 2009. ...
David Panton 29/04/2009
Entrance to Woodhall station on the east side of Port Glasgow. View northwest across Glasgow Road (and the Clyde beyond) on Sunday 29 July 2007. ...
John Furnevel 29/07/2007
Glasgow Road entrance to Woodhall station on 29 April. Short on well-kept flower beds, no comfy waiting room, but at least there is a ticket office. ...
David Panton 29/04/2009
View looking west at Woodhall station. Class 303 entering station. ...
Ewan Crawford //


This is a two platform station with a fine large glazed canopy on the Glasgow bound platform, slightly smaller canopy on the Gourock bound platform, a covered walkway to Princes Street and a traditional covered footbridge.
...

More details
A Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay service, formed by 380021, calls at well-maintaned Port Glasgow before taking the branch line on 14th November 2017.
...
David Panton 14/11/2017
This new mural is in memory of the nine arch viaduct, the Devol Glen Viaduct, which brought the Glasgow and South Western Railway into the town via ...
John Yellowlees 25/10/2016
Looking west along the platform at Port Glasgow station on 29 April 2007. ...
John Furnevel 29/04/2007
New Port Glasgow murals funded by ScotRail and Riverside Inverclyde. ...
John Yellowlees 25/10/2016

Wemyss Bay Junction is one of those junctions named after the place
...
David Panton 01/09/2010
A Sunday morning service from Glasgow Central in April 2007 takes the left fork for Wemyss Bay, at the junction bearing the same name, just to the ...
John Furnevel 29/04/2007
A westbound train heading for Wemyss Bay passing the houses of Lilybank Road shortly after leaving Port Glasgow station on 29 April 2007. The train is ...
John Furnevel 29/04/2007
80109 approaching from Wemyss Bay. Wemyss Bay Junction. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 27/06/1964

This is a two platform station.
...

More details
Scene at Bogston station in April 2007 looking towards the south entrance from Shankland Road. The bridge and embankment running across the picture ...
John Furnevel 29/04/2007
318 266 with a stopping service to Gourock arrives at Bogston on 1 June 2009. Those familiar with the area between Port Glasgow and Greenock will know ...
David Panton 01/06/2009
Looking south east to the west of Bogston station, this shows from top to bottom, the Weymss Bay line, the location of the Inchgreen branch (centre), ...
Graham Morgan 31/08/2007
Panorama south over the footbridge at Bogston station in April 2007. The Gourock and Wemyss Bay lines approach from Wemyss Bay Junction (off to the ...
John Furnevel 29/04/2007


This is a two platform station to the east of Greenock Central. The station was the closest to the James Watt Dock. ...

More details
314215 departing Cartsdyke heading west, next stop Greenock Central ...
Graham Morgan 23/05/2007
Cartsdyke station looking east towards Port Glasgow ...
Graham Morgan 23/05/2007
Glasgow Central bound 334004 passing through Cartsdyke on 14th January ...
Graham Morgan 14/01/2008
314215 approaching Cartsdyke with a service for Gourock ...
Graham Morgan 23/05/2007


Clyde tugs Flying Meteor, Flying Typhoon, Brigadier plus an unidentified example, photographed looking east alongside a busy ...
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 20/08/1959
Tugs in their traditional stabling point in Victoria Harbour, Greenock, in the summer of 1959, with empty flat waggons in the siding alongside on the ...
A Snapper (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 02/08/1959


This is the main station in Greenock. It replaced Greenock Bridge Street which was the original terminus of the line. The original terminus line was located slightly to the north and the line was cut back to the new station on opening. The new station opened with extension of the line west to Gourock.
...

More details
334030 departing from Greenock Central on a service to Gourock on 11 September. ...
Graham Morgan 11/09/2007
Class 380 westbound and just east of Greenock Central. I've been past this bridge so many times without taking a photograph ... until now. ...
Ewan Crawford 10/08/2017
Lead flashing in the wall at Greenock Central showing where the former roof of the station met the wall. ...
Graham Morgan 11/09/2007
318251 at Greenock Central on 2 April with a Glasgow - Gourock train. ...
Graham Morgan 02/04/2011



This station was a terminus. It was close, but not actually at, Greenock Harbour.
...

More details