Glasgow Central Railway

Introduction

This railway is open between Partick and Rutherglen. The system was entirely closed in the late 1960s but portions were re-opened as the Argyle Line in 1979.






Dates

  /  /1888Glasgow Central Railway
Act receives Royal assent. A connection to the existing Stobcross Goods Low Level sidings approved.
  /  /1888Glasgow Central Railway Caledonian Railway
Glasgow Central Railway makes working agreement with the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1889Glasgow Central Railway Caledonian Railway
Glasgow Central Railway absorbed by Caledonian Railway. Alternative date 31/5/1890
  /  /1890Glasgow Central Railway
Act authorises the extension of the Glasgow Central Railway from Bridgeton Cross [CR] to Carmyle and Newton for the Caledonian Railway.
  /  /1891Glasgow Central Railway
Deviations at Stobcross and abandonment of original authorised alignment approved.
  /  /1891Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Bellshaugh Junction (Glasgow Central Railway) to Maryhill Junction (Glasgow Central Railway) authorised, (which would complete a freight route in the north of Glasgow).
  /  /1893Dalmarnock Branch (Caledonian Railway) Glasgow Central Railway
Widening of Clyde Viaduct [Rutherglen] [1st] authorised for the opening of the new Glasgow Central Railway. This will be by opening Clyde Viaduct [Rutherglen] alongside. The new bridge is to the east of the older. The new line is carried by the old bridge and old line relocated to the new bridge.
  /  /1893Glasgow Central Railway
Extension of time to build the Bridgeton Cross [CR] to Carmyle and Newton portion.
  /  /1894Glasgow Central Railway
Authorisation to widen line under Glasgow Central - allowing the four platform Glasgow Central Low Level.
  /  /1894Glasgow Central Railway
Glasgow Council requests a bridge be built over the River Kelvin to the east of Kirklee station, connecting Ford Road, the station (both on the west bank) and Kelvin Drive (east bank).
26/11/1894Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway) Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway Glasgow Central Railway
Balornock Junction to Possil Junction, Maryhill [CR] and Stobcross (L&D railway no 4) opened to minerals and goods. This gave the Caledonian Railway an independent line to the Queens Dock lines.
  /12/1894Glasgow Central Railway
Kirklee and Kelvin Bridge opened to merchandise (light goods).
  /12/1894Glasgow Central Railway
Maryhill Central opened to goods.
01/08/1895Glasgow Central Railway
Opened to goods from Maryhill Junction to Bellshaugh Junction (using the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway) and from Bellshaugh Junction to Kelvindale Paperworks.
01/11/1895Dalmarnock Branch Extension (Caledonian Railway)
London Road [Glasgow] and Bridgeton [1st] closed to passengers. (The Glasgow Central Railway opened.)
01/11/1895Glasgow Central Railway
Rutherglen to Glasgow Cross opened to passengers. Dalmarnock, Glasgow Green and Glasgow Cross stations opened.
10/08/1896Glasgow Central Railway
Maryhill Central to Glasgow Central Low Level to Glasgow Cross opened. Maryhill Central, Kirklee, Botanic Gardens, Kelvin Bridge, Stobcross, Anderston Cross and Glasgow Central Low Level stations opened.
01/09/1896Glasgow Central Railway
Line from Kelvindale Paperworks to Dawsholm Gas Works siding opened.
01/10/1896Glasgow Central Railway
Bellshaugh Junction to Dawsholm station opened to passengers.
01/12/1896Glasgow Central Railway
Carmyle to Newton opened to goods and minerals.
29/01/1897Glasgow Central Railway
Opened to goods between Bridgeton Cross [CR] and Carmyle.
01/02/1897Glasgow Central Railway
Bridgeton Cross [CR] to Carmyle to Newton section opened to passengers. Parkhead [CR] and Tollcross stations opened. Services can run through to Coatbridge Central or Airdrie [CR].
01/02/1897Airdrie Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Airdrie [CR] trains begin to run from Glasgow Central Low Level on the Glasgow Central Railway (on opening of the line via Parkhead [CR]).
02/08/1897Dalmarnock Branch (Caledonian Railway)
New Clyde Viaduct [Rutherglen] bridge opened to carry the old line. This allows the Glasgow Central Railway to use the Clyde Viaduct [Rutherglen] [1st].
01/10/1897Glasgow Central Railway
Bothwell [CR] trains run through to Glasgow Central Low Level.
  /  /1898Glasgow Central Railway
Authorisation to electrify the lines. (Steam was used instead.)
  /  /1900Glasgow Central Railway
(Date is a guess.) Branch from Dawsholm over the River Kelvin and through the cut-and-cover Dawsholm Tunnel to Temple Gas Works opened to minerals.
  /  /1904Glasgow Central Railway
Diversion of Pointhouse Road authorised.
01/05/1908Glasgow Central Railway
Bellshaugh Junction to Dawsholm station closed to passengers.
01/01/1917Glasgow Central Railway
Glasgow Green closed
01/06/1919Glasgow Central Railway
Glasgow Green re-opened
  /  /1920Glasgow Central Railway
Dawsholm (excluded) to Temple Gas Works closed.
06/02/1939Glasgow Central Railway
Botanic Gardens closed.
01/05/1939Glasgow Central Railway
Kirklee closed.
03/03/1952Glasgow Central Railway
Parkhead [CR] renamed Parkhead Stadium.
04/08/1952Glasgow Central Railway
Kelvin Bridge closed.
02/11/1953Glasgow Central Railway
Glasgow Green closed
  /  /1956Glasgow Central Railway
Line re-signalled with power boxes at Bridgeton Cross [CR] and Stobcross.
03/08/1959Glasgow Central Railway
Stobcross and Anderston Cross stations closed.
02/11/1959Glasgow Central Railway
Maryhill Central to Stobcross (via Kelvin Bridge) closed to passengers. (No stations remained to be closed.)
14/08/1960Glasgow Central Railway
Kelvin Bridge (excluded) to Stobcross Junction (excluded) closed to freight.
06/07/1964Glasgow Central Railway
Maryhill Central Junction (excluded) to Kelvin Bridge closed to freight
03/10/1964Glasgow Central Railway
Dawsholm Shed closed.
05/10/1964Glasgow Central Railway
Partick Central to Rutherglen closed to passengers. Partick West, Glasgow Central Low Level, Glasgow Cross, Bridgeton Cross [CR], Dalmarnock and Rutherglen closed. Bridgeton Cross [CR] to Carmyle to Newton closed to passengers. Bridgeton Cross [CR], Parkhead Stadium, Tollcross and Carmyle closed. Partick Central (excluded) to Strathclyde Junction (excluded) closed to all traffic. Bridgeton Cross [CR] to Tollcross (excluded) closed to all traffic. (The Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway also closes to passengers.)
04/04/1966Glasgow Central Railway
Tollcross to Tollcross East closed to freight.
  /  /1968Glasgow Central Railway
Kelvin Bridge station (closed) burns down.
  /  /1969Glasgow Central Railway
Kelvin Bridge station demolished.
  /  /1970Glasgow Central Railway
Botanic Gardens station building destroyed by fire. This also burned the below-ground buildings at platform level.
  /  /1970Glasgow Central Railway
Kirklee station buildings demolished.
  /  /1977Glasgow Central Railway
Glasgow Cross building demolished.
05/11/1979Glasgow Central Railway
The Argyle Line; Stobcross to Strathclyde Junction and Rutherglen Junction re-opened to passengers. Stations at; Finnieston [2nd], Anderston, Glasgow Central Low Level, Argyle Street, Dalmarnock and Rutherglen.
  /  /1986Stobcross Railway Glasgow Central Railway
Finnieston [2nd] renamed Exhibition Centre.
09/12/1994Glasgow Central Railway
The River Kelvin bursts its banks and floods the disused tunnels from Kelvin Bridge to Stobcross, where it floods the open Argyle Line railway. The route through Glasgow Central Low Level is closed between Partick and Rutherglen and trains are diverted onto the Sunnyside Junction to Whifflet section of the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway for access to Motherwell. This remains in operation for around nine months.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Maryhill to Rutherglen

This was a four platform station. There were two through platforms and, on either side, two bay platforms for terminating services via Glasgow Central. These bays had carriage sidings alongside. Platforms were canopied. The majority of passenger trains terminated here, however the through lines were for passenger trains to Possil and goods and mineral trains running from [[Balornock ...

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Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
The BLS Bathgate & District Railtour waiting to leave Maryhill Central on 6 May 1961. The special visited various branches between Glasgow and ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/05/1961
View of Maryhill Central station on 25 July 1951 looking north towards Maryhill Road. Dawsholm shed's Stanier 2-6-2T 40153 stands in the sidings on ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 25/07/1951
McIntosh ex-CaledonIan 0-4-4T 55168 with a city bound train at Maryhill Central in the summer of 1951. View is north east, with Maryhill Road running ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 25/07/1951
In 1988 the cutting between Maryhill Road and the Forth and Clyde Canal was filled in. The station site, seen beyond the bridge, was filled in for the ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
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This junction was west of Maryhill Central station. The station was on the east side of Garrioch Road and junction on the west side.
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Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Looking south over the former Glasgow Central Railway viaduct spanning the River Kelvin in May 2011. Kirklee station (closed in May 1939) stood a ...
Veronica Clibbery 07/05/2011
The former Lanarkshire & Dumbartonshire Railway viaduct seen looking south over the River Kelvin on 7 May 2011. Part of the adjacent viaduct built by ...
Veronica Clibbery 07/05/2011
Maryhill Central Junction was off to the left, beyond which was the station. The nearer girder viaduct carried the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire ...
Rod Crawford 01/11/2015
1988 view from the girder bridge of the Dumbarton - Balornock line showing the stone arch viaduct of the line from Glasgow Central Low Level with the ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
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This was a two platform station with buildings by John James Burnet. The main building was on the northbound platform alongside Kirklee Place.
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The remains of Kirklee Station. ...
Bill Roberton //1993
The abutments of the substantial bridge that carried the tracks and platforms of Kirklee station across Glasgow's Ford Road. Above - immediately ...
Colin Miller 30/06/2013
Signal Wire Runner. ...
Colin Harkins 09/07/2006
After closure of the line at Kirklee the site became 'Callanders' Mercedes garage. The site was cleared in 1998 and there was a brief window before ...
Ewan Crawford //1998
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This is a disused double tunnel between Kirklee station to the west and Botanic Gardens station to the east. The tunnel has a fine west portal. This portal entry is gated to prevent access to Botanic Gardens station. The tunnel is a conventional brick lined elliptical one, not cut and cover unlike Great Western Road tunnel which is to the east of Botanic Gardens. ...

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The tunnel portal to the west of Botanic Gardens station. ...
Bill Roberton //1993
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This was a two platform station in the west end of Glasgow. The station was below ground level with a fine surface building.
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Glasgow Central Railway. Botanic Gardens station from above. ...
Alistair MacKenzie 24/04/2008
The street level station buildings at Botanic Gardens can be seen beyond the tram on Great Western Road. The building has been said to have something ...
Ewan Crawford Collection //
Daylight beginning to break through from above. ...
Colin Harkins 09/07/2006
Exit stairwell from Glasgow bound platform. ...
Colin Harkins 09/07/2006
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This is a disused double track cut and cover tunnel under Great Western Road between Botantic Gardens station (west) and Kelvinbridge station (east). The tunnel is not only below the roadway but also below the pipes of Glasgow Corporation's Loch Katrine Aquaduct. ...

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RUSKIN PLACE metal plate with letters cast in, approx 1200 x 300 mm. Located approx 1/3rd way thro tunnel from Botanic Gdns Station to ...
Alistair MacKenzie 01/12/1979
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This was a two platform station. The north end of the station platforms were on a bridge over the River Kelvin. On the east side of the station was a goods yard, approached from the south.
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Glasgow Central Railway plans showing the details of bridge over River Kelvin at Kelvinbridge - carrying track and station platforms. ...
Alistair MacKenzie 10/01/2011
The former Kelvin Bridge Station in 1993, with the tunnel mouth blocked off and Caledonian Mansions above. ...
Bill Roberton //1993
Glasgow Central Railway. Bridge over the River Kelvin at the site of the former GCR Kelvin Bridge station. ...
Alistair MacKenzie 24/04/2008
Looking from what used to be the eastbound platform of the Glasgow Central Railway's Kelvin Bridge station standing above the River on 2 December ...
John McIntyre 02/12/2011
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This signal box was located between Stobcross, to the south, and Kelvinbridge stations. It was on concrete overline bracing in the very short section of open line between Stobcross Depot Tunnel, to the south, and St Vincent Crescent Tunnel to the north. To its immediate south, and in the open air, the line was crossed above by the Glasgow City and District Railway, both lines ...

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This was a double track tunnel between St Vincent Crescent Signal Box to the north and Stobcross station to the south east where it met Kelvinhaugh Tunnel.
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This station is at the east end of a flying junction from Partick, leading to an unusual V shape.
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Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
A service for Dalmuir via Yoker calls at Exhibition Centre on 13 July 2019. The track on the right is a siding (buffers behind me) used by the few ...
David Panton 13/07/2019
A Whifflet service calls at Exhibition Centre on 7 July. The Up and Down lines come together at this end of the platform, having made their own, ...
David Panton 07/07/2018
The train now standing on platform 1 is ... Barry the Barrel!. ...
First ScotRail 22/02/2012
Exhibition Centre masquerading as Craiglang for the duration of the run of 'Still Game' at the centre. This would be the fourth name for this location ...
John Yellowlees 16/02/2017
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This goods depot was located next to the Queens Dock on the north side of Pointhouse Road. By reversal a set of holding sidings could be reached to the west. Sidings serving the quaysides were south of the road.
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Stobcross Railway
Looking east at what was once part of the railway serving the Queens Dock. The line connected to the mainline at Stobcross. To the left is the open ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
The former goods depot at Stobcross low level, alongside Queen's Dock, looking east towards Glasgow city centre in September 1958. Locomotives in the ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 09/09/1958
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This is a double track tunnel between Exhibition Centre and Anderston stations. The tunnel is 500 yds long.
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This is an island platform station. There is a ticket office at street level, below the Kingston Bridge, a motorway bridge.
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318268, on a Cumbernauld service, calling at Anderston station, Glasgow, on 26th July 2017. ...
David Bosher 26/07/2017
318268, on a service to Cumbernauld, arriving at Anderston station, Glasgow, on 26th July 2017. ...
David Bosher 26/07/2017
Green liveried 320416 at Anderston station on Friday 5th August 2016. ...
Veronica Clibbery 05/08/2016
Situated underneath Scotland's busiest stretch of road, and with roads on
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David Panton 22/05/2017
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This is an underground island platform station with two faces.
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Platform scene at Glasgow Central Low Level on 11 December 2019. As so often here and elsewhere there are 'wet floor' cones on a perfectly dry ...
David Panton 11/12/2019
The Class 314 railtour departs ecs from Glasgow Central Low Level to Shields Road Depot watched by some of the passengers who had just disembarked ...
John McIntyre 18/12/2019
320413 has just arrived at Glasgow Central Low Level with a service to Larkhall as the passengers on platform 16 wait for the doors to open. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
Talking trains? Help for the uninitiated at Glasgow Central Low Level. ...
David Panton 22/06/2019
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This is an underground island platform station principally accessed from Argyle Street, a busy shopping street in Glasgow. The ticket office is at street level.
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The southern entrance to Argyle Street station is on Osborne Street. This photograph was taken in 1998 before some adjustments were made. The ...
Ewan Crawford //1998
A service to Whifflet calls at Argyle Street on 10 January 2019. 320317 is the rear unit on this 6 car service which only just fits on the platform. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
The entrance passageway to Argyle Street station, seen on 5 January 2019. ...
David Panton 05/01/2019
Mr Magoo about to board a Larkhall service at Argyle Street on 13 July 2019. ...
David Panton 13/07/2019
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This was an underground station with an island platform of two faces. There was a surface level building by John James Burnet on a road traffic island in the Trongate.
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Unconcerned by the sound of a fast approaching Motherwell train, pedestrians stroll casually past the site of the former Glasgow Cross station on 31 ...
Colin McDonald 31/01/2015
View from Glasgow Cross (with the plinth covering site of the former station on the left) along Trongate and Argyle Street to Central Station (right ...
Colin McDonald 21/01/2015
With a little imagination, we might be looking along the boiler of a steam locomotive towards the bridges where the City of Glasgow Union Railway ...
Colin McDonald 31/01/2015
Little noticed by passing traffic and busy pedestrians, this inscription in the south face of the plinth covering the location of the former Glasgow ...
Colin McDonald 31/01/2015
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This was a two platform station located in a dressed stone lined cutting. There was a surface level building at the west end, above the line, on Binnie Place. Lettering above the double doors of the entrance read 'Glasgow Green Station'. The station had no goods sidings.
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Ex-NB N15 0-6-2T 69163 makes a photostop at the closed Glasgow Green on 6 May 1961 with the BLS Bathgate and District rail tour. The special, which ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/05/1961
The shored-up facade of Glasgow Green station photographed on 13
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David Panton 13/04/2011
It's difficult to get a decent shot of the platform side of the former Glasgow Green station (closed 1953) as it's between tunnels and the only ...
David Panton 02/05/2011
The site of Glasgow Green station looking towards Bridgeton on 2 May. It doesn't seem to have been thought worthwhile providing access to London Road ...
David Panton 02/05/2011
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This is a two platform station.
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318264, operating a Larkhall service, pulls into 'Brigton' on 2nd September 2017.
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David Panton 02/09/2017
A Dalmuir Service pulls into the onetime Bridgeton Cross on 11 December 2019.The spaced-out B-r-i-d-g-e-t-o-n with double arrow dates from the ...
David Panton 11/12/2019
318265 calls at Bridgeton with an eastbound service on 10 January 2019. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
The 1104 Motherwell - Milngavie Argyle Line service leaves Bridgeton on Sunday morning 12 October 2014 and disappears into the 460 yard Canning Street ...
Veronica Clibbery 12/10/2014
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This is a partly underground two platform station. It is a re-opened station which opened with the Argyle Line. The south east end of the station is exposed but in a deep stone lined cutting and the north west end is in the Dalmarnock Road Tunnel. There are heavy concrete cross-braces over the line to support the cutting walls.
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Engineering works in the Motherwell area on 25th August 2018 meant that this Class 318 was entering Dalmarnock ECS after biding its time in the ...
David Panton 25/08/2018
320414 comes out of the gloom as it departs from Dalmarnock with a service to Motherwell on 10 January 2019. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
320414 departs from Dalmarnock with a service to Motherwell on 10 January 2019. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
Dawn at Dalmarnock station. View north along Swanston Street towards Dalmarnock Road early on a Sunday moring in April 2007. The time is 0835 and the ...
John Furnevel 01/04/2007
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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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Dalmarnock Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Dalmarnock Branch Extension (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 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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Dalmarnock Branch (Caledonian Railway)





Dawsholm to Kirklee

This exchange yard was to the south of the Temple Gas Works. It was served by a branch of the Glasgow Central Railway approached from Dawsholm through Dawsholm Tunnel and lined cutting from the east.
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This gas works was enclosed between the Forth and Clyde Canal, to the south, Stobcross Railway, to the west, and the River Kelvin, to the east. Also known as Gas Works No 2, Glasgow Corporation.
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This was the terminus of the Glasgow Central Railway branch from Bellshaugh Junction. The station had an island platform with a building at the north end and a glazed canopy running down the platform. It was immediately south of the Kelvin Aqueduct of the Forth and Clyde Canal.
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Ex-Caledonian Pug 0-4-0ST no 56029 stands in the sidings at Dawsholm on 23 May 1959. Not, as it might at first seem, part of a condemned line, ...
K A Gray 23/05/1959
Part of the Caledonian Railway Dawsholm Passenger Station sign painted on the Maryhill aqueduct. To the top left PASS can be seen and to ...
Ewan Crawford 12/02/2005
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This shed was developed on the east side of the Dawsholm to Bellshaugh Junction line of the Glasgow Central Railway. The shed was single ended and approached from the north.
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The preserved North British 4-4-0 no 256 Glen Douglas, photographed on Dawsholm shed in September 1959. ...
K A Gray /09/1959
Caledonian 0-4-0ST 56039 in store at Dawsholm shed in 1961. ...
Bill Hamilton //1961
Stanier 3MT 2-6-2T 40177 in store at Dawsholm shed in a sylvan location in 1961 prior to removal to the Bo'ness dump. ...
Bill Hamilton //1961
Caledonian single no 123 photographed on Dawsholm shed in September 1959. To the left is GNSR No 49 Gordon Highlander and on the right NB no ...
K A Gray /09/1959
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This was a double track viaduct crossing the River Kelvin and Kelvindale Road. A girder section crossed the road at north end, then a short masonry arch section and a steel truss section over the river. Also known as Kelvindale Viaduct.
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Part of the former Glasgow Central Railway viaduct over the River Kelvin, seen looking east from Kelvindale Road in May 2011. To the left was ...
Veronica Clibbery 07/05/2011
Partially dismantled viaduct over the River Kelvin, just south of Dawsholm, seen from Kelvindale Road in March 2011. ...
Bill Roberton 21/03/2011
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This was a four way junction. To the west were the lines to Dawsholm (north west, 1895) and Dumbarton Central (west, 1896). To the east were the lines to Maryhill Central and Balornock Junction (east, 1895) and Glasgow Central (south, 1896). The junction was on a cramped site on the south bank of the River Kelvin, the Dawsholm fork crossing the river immediately north west ...

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Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Caley Jumbo 0-6-0 57341 labours past Bellshaugh Junction with an eastbound freight on 22 September 1959. [Ref query 6530] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 22/09/1959
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Tollcross New Line

Bridgeton to Carmyle

This is a two platform station.
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318264, operating a Larkhall service, pulls into 'Brigton' on 2nd September 2017.
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David Panton 02/09/2017
A Dalmuir Service pulls into the onetime Bridgeton Cross on 11 December 2019.The spaced-out B-r-i-d-g-e-t-o-n with double arrow dates from the ...
David Panton 11/12/2019
318265 calls at Bridgeton with an eastbound service on 10 January 2019. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
The 1104 Motherwell - Milngavie Argyle Line service leaves Bridgeton on Sunday morning 12 October 2014 and disappears into the 460 yard Canning Street ...
Veronica Clibbery 12/10/2014
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This was a two platform station. Station buildings were at platform level with glazed canopies. There was a signal box (Parkhead Station box 1897-1963) at the east end, north side of the line, and no goods yard. The station was located in a shallow cutting.
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The site of Parkhead Stadium station, looking to Celtic Park, in 1998. Whitby Street is on the right. The station had been located in a cutting which ...
Ewan Crawford //1998
Little remains of this overbridge between Parkhead South and Tollcross. ...
Colin Harkins 29/08/2006
Notice the remains of the old Ballast... ...
Colin Harkins 29/08/2006
The trackbed outline still exists.. Complete with path. This area has bad drainage and is well used by pigeon breeders ...
Colin Harkins 29/08/2006
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This signal box was east of Maukinfauld Road and on the north side of the line. It controlled access to various works east of Parkhead Stadium station.
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This was an island platform station on a raised embankment. The station building was canopied all around. The signal box was across the westbound line from the station building. There was a goods yard on the north side, approached from the east.
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Stanier 3P 2-6-2T 40176 leaving Tollcross eastbound on 27 July 1961. The train is a Dumbarton Central to Carmyle service. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 27/07/1961
Motherwell based Fairburn 2-6-4T 42203 eastbound approaching Tollcross station in July 1961 with a Maryhill - Whifflet train. Tollcross Park is on the ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 22/07/1961
Looking east towards Tollcross on 1 August 1961. The station closed to passengers on 5 October 1964. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 01/08/1961
Motherwell based ex-Caledonian 4-4-0 54498 calls at Tollcross on 29 July 1949 with a westbound train. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 29/07/1949
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This signal box opened in 1913, some years after the line opened in 1896. It was opened to serve the branch to Stewart and Lloyds' Tollcross Tube Works. The box was located on the north side of the London Road overbridge and was on the west side of the line.
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This is a two platform station which was opened in 1993 on the site of a former station.
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Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
A Kirkwood to Dalmuir service enters the rather featureless Carmyle Station on 25 August 2018. Trains were originating from Kirkwood rather than ...
David Panton 25/08/2018
66092 with empty coal hoppers passes through Carmyle on a sunny Tuesday evening. ...
Colin Harkins 15/04/2008
The North Briton. 60009 Union of South Africa leading, passes through Carmyle on 15 April 2008. ...
Colin Harkins 15/04/2008
Royal Scot no 46115 Scots Guardsman passes Carmyle at 19.04 on 24 April with the Inverness to Glasgow Central leg of the 'Great Britain V' ...
Ken Browne 24/04/2012
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This was a double junction. The existing 1865 Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway was met by the 1896/7 Glasgow Central Railway which used the original line for a very short distance between its two portions. The Carmyle goods yard was modified to lead off the Glasgow Central Low Level route. The signal box (which replaced the old Carmyle box) was on the south side of the line ...

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Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Glen Douglas and City of Truro passing Carmyle Junction on 19 September 1959 with one of the many Scottish Industries Exhibition ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 19/09/1959
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Carmyle to Newton

This was a double junction. The existing 1865 Rutherglen and Coatbridge Railway was met by the 1896/7 Glasgow Central Railway which used the original line for a very short distance between its two portions. The Carmyle goods yard was modified to lead off the Glasgow Central Low Level route. The signal box (which replaced the old Carmyle box) was on the south side of the line ...

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Rutherglen and Coatbridge Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Glen Douglas and City of Truro passing Carmyle Junction on 19 September 1959 with one of the many Scottish Industries Exhibition ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 19/09/1959
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Up or Down ? Track ID/mileage plate on W side of main track but on a higher level at Carmyle sidings just N of bridge over Clyde. Numerals 26 ...
Alistair MacKenzie 06/12/1979
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This signal box was north of Westburn Viaduct and south of Carmyle Junction (and Carmyle Goods Yard). It was on the east side of the line.
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This double track viaduct crosses the River Clyde between Carmyle Junction and Westburn Junction, to its immediate south.
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Westburn Viaduct, east side. ...
Ewan Crawford /07/1998
Westburn Viaduct viewed from the west. ...
Ewan Crawford /07/1998
The sandstone piers and lattice deck girders of Westburn Viaduct, Carmyle, photographed in April 2007 looking south across the Clyde. The line closed ...
John Furnevel 08/04/2007
The GCR Westburn Viaduct looking south across the Clyde from Carmyle in April 2007. ...
John Furnevel 08/04/2007
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This is a two platform station. The location was formerly a four platform station, the two northern tracks no longer have platforms and allow non-stop trains to bypass the station.
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Clydesdale Junction Railway
Hamilton Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Late running meant a quick turnaround for 314210 and I barely had time to get into position for this shot before it pulled out back to Glasgow Central ...
David Panton 11/12/2019
The end is nigh for the Class 314 EMUs in December 2019. Here is 314202, in Greater Glasgow orange livery, at Newton with a Balloch service in the ...
Bill Roberton //1990
A pair of Class 318s leave Newton heading to Motherwell via Hamilton on the afternoon of 10 January 2019. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
A Larkhall to Dalmuir service at Newton on 8 September 2018. The long-disused signal box seems destined to lower over the western end of the station ...
David Panton 08/09/2018
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Westburn to Kirkhill



This junction was east of Kirkhill station and Kirkhill Tunnel. Here the line from Ardrossan North (and today from Neilston) divided into routes to Newton and Carmyle. The junction was in a cutting directly east of the tunnel.
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Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway





Second Clyde Viaduct

This viaduct was added to the east of the existing Dalmarnock Branch (Caledonian Railway). With the addition of a new approach at either end this was brought into use for the older line. The original bridge was now used for the Glasgow Central Railway. When the Argyle Line re-opened the newer bridge was used, the older bridge has been dismantled.

This viaduct was opened in 1895 to the immediate east of Clyde Viaduct [Rutherglen] [1st]. It was built by the Glasgow Central Railway to take the lines of the older Dalmarnock Branch (Caledonian Railway) which had opened in 1861.
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Clyde Viaduct, Dalmarnock. ...
Ewan Crawford //1988
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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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Dalmarnock Branch (Caledonian Railway)
The Switchback (Caledonian Railway)
Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
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
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