Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway

Introduction

This line is open. The line was originally associated with shipyards which re-located, in 1871, from Govan (on the south bank of the Clyde) to Clydebank (formerly Barns of the Clyde on the north bank of the Clyde). The workers remained living in Govan and to get to work at the new shipyards used a ferry, the Stobcross Railway and the Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway. Initially single track.

Service

From 1882 a self contained passenger service operated from Partick to Clydebank [1st]. Passengers from Govan took the ferry over the Clyde and the train to reach the Clyde Bank Iron Shipyard [2nd]. This yard had relocated from Govan taking the name 'Clydebank' with it to what had been 'Barns 'O Clyde'.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This is the junction between the lines to Anniesland and Jordanhill west of Hyndland. The former is the older line, the 1874 Stobcross Railway and the latter is the Glasgow, Yoker and Clydebank Railway of 1882. Both lines are double track.
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A Larkhall service between Anniesland and Hyndland stations rounds the curve to Hyndland East Junction on 17 November 2018. ...
David Panton 17/11/2018
Approaching Hyndland East Junction. ...
Ewan Crawford //2001
Gresley V1 2-6-2T 67603 takes a train for Drumry through Whiteinch East Junction (now Hyndland East) on 17 April 1957 [ref query 1039]. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 17/04/1957
Safety 365. Impressive artwork at Jordanhill in the 'v' of Hyndland East Junction. ...
John Yellowlees 08/04/2016

This is a two platform station.
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A Dalmuir service at Jordanhill on 7 July 2018. Busy Hyndland East Junction is in the background; some trains apparently heading this way will swing ...
David Panton 07/07/2018
An Edinburgh service passes through Jordanhill on 7 July 2018, not quite brought to a stop by the Hyndland East signal.
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David Panton 07/07/2018
A six-car 318 in mixed livery calls at Jordan hill with a Motherwell service on 11/02/2017. ...
David Panton 11/02/2017
318 259 with an eastbound service at Jordanhill on 02 May 2009 ...
David Panton 02/05/2009

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

This was a two platform station just east of Scotstounhill station for the nearby Glasgow Agricultural Society Show Ground.
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This is a two platform station with the main building on the eastbound platform.
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A through service crawls into Scotstounhill, a signal (nearly) stops fooling people into thinking that this is Dumbarton Central service indicated. ...
David Panton 05/08/2017
​​A half-hourly Cumbernauld to Dumbarton Central EMU calls at Scotstounhill on 13th January 2018. These services alternate with ...
David Panton 15/01/2018
320 312 leaves Scotstounhill on 14 June city bound. ...
Veronica Clibbery 14/06/2008
A 'grab shot' of the station building at Scotstounhill. ...
Beth Crawford 21/05/2018

This is a relatively modern island platform station dating from 1960, the electrification of the line. The approach to the Yoker Depot starts from this station.
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A Cumbernauld service calls at Garscadden. It's bathed in the yellow light of a spring evening, which is strange because it's an autumn morning. ...
David Panton 17/11/2018
This plaque at Garscadden station is for 'Night Geometry and the Garscadden Trains' by A.L. Kennedy, winner of the 1991 Saltire Society First Book of ...
Ewan Crawford Collection 19/02/2019
318 268 leaving Garscadden for Dalmuir on 2 May 2009 ...
David Panton 02/05/2009
The tower blocks of Scotstounhill seem to be advancing on Garscadden
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David Panton 13/01/2018


The trainwasher at Yoker Depot. To the right is the announcement of the new Yoker Signalling Centre and Yoker Depot - now a remarkable 30 years old. ...
Beth Crawford 22/05/2017
Two former Virgin MkIII buffet coaches at Yoker Depot in January 2019. They have been used for fire safety training.
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Ewan Crawford Collection 08/01/2019
303091 and another 303 stabled at Yoker Depot in 2002.
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Bill Roberton //2002
New trainwasher at Yoker depot, viewed from the south. ...
Ewan Crawford //


This is a two platform station. The booking office was at street level on the bridge over the line to the east of the station, on Mill Road. Each platform had a waiting room. No buildings survive.
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New cycle hoops at Yoker. ...
First ScotRail //2006
A Dumbarton Central to Cumbernauld service pulls into Yoker on 7 July 2018. Why 'via Yoker' has long been established as the term for this route is ...
David Panton 07/07/2018
Westbound at Yoker. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Stanier 3P 2-6-2T 40200 runs along the north bank of the River Clyde near Bowling on 12 April 1958 at the head of a Dumbarton Central - Rutherglen ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 12/04/1958



This was a single road shed at the east end of Clydebank East station, originally a terminus. Approach was from the east over the shed's turntable. The shed was on the south side of the line.
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This was a two platform terminus.
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N2 0-6-2T 69565 pulls away from Clydebank East on 18 April 1957 with a train for Springburn. Clydebank East station closed in September 1959. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 18/04/1957
Looking west along the platform at Clydebank East terminus in September 1958 towards the station building on Whitecrook Street. The station closed in ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 04/09/1958
A westbound train heading for Clydebank Central passes the site of Clydebank East, the original terminus of the line from Jordanhill. From the old ...
Ewan Crawford //
Clydebank East terminus in September 1949. LNE 0.6.2T 69565. [See image 13965] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 14/09/1949

This was the shipyard which built the Queens (RMS Queen Mary, RMS Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth 2) and many other famous ships such as the HMS Hood, RMS Lusitania and RMS Aquitania. It is the yard which have the name to Clydebank itself and along with the Singer Works to the north defined Clydebank. For many, the works was John Brown Engineering.
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