Gourock Extension Railway (Caledonian Railway)

Introduction

This line is open. The extension from Greenock to Gourock was built by the Caledonian Railway to give them a steamer pier further west than the Glasgow and South Western Railway with which it was competing with steamers running from Greenock to other piers such as Dunoon Pier. The new line, station and pier gave the Caledonian Railway the edge.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

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.
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334030 departing from Greenock Central on a service to Gourock on 11 September. ...
Graham Morgan 11/09/2007
Lead flashing in the wall at Greenock Central showing where the former roof of the station met the wall. ...
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
318251 at Greenock Central on 2 April with a Glasgow - Gourock train. ...
Graham Morgan 02/04/2011



This is a two platform station below street level. A booking office stands on Inverkip Street above the station.
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Looking west in Greenock West station. ...
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The street-level buildings at Greenock West, seen on 14 November. The station boasts a cafe; this (surprisingly?) must pay its way as it's been here ...
David Panton 14/11/2017
66108 on engineers train at Greenock West in August 2014. ...
Bill Hamilton /08/2014
334 016 arrives at Greenock West on 15 October with a service for Glasgow Central. ...
David Panton 15/10/2008


This is a two platform station, by James Miller, with a large original station building on the up platform. To the east is the Newton Street Tunnel through to Greenock West. To the west the line terminates at Gourock Pier.
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A Gourock service calls at its penultimate stop on 7 March 2019. Fort Matilda station is unstaffed, but the fine building is in good repair. Note the ...
David Panton 07/03/2019
A Glasgow bound semi-fast approaches its first stop on 7 March 2019. The town of Gourock and its hills form the backdrop. ...
David Panton 07/03/2019
A newly installed information screen announces the 1141 service to Glasgow Central on 14 November. The fine building lives on, though the station is ...
David Panton 14/11/2017
334 016 leaves Fort Matilda on 15 October 2008 on the final leg of its journey from Glasgow Central to Gourock. ...
David Panton 15/10/2008

This terminus is on Gourock Pier. ...

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Bikes pay homage to Alastair Alexander's magnificent display at Gourock. ...
John Yellowlees 14/06/2017
380001 at Gourock station waiting to depart for Glasgow Central on 25th July 2017. ...
David Bosher 25/07/2017
Class 314s are only slowly disappearing, and on 7 March 2019 there seemed to be more of them on Inverclyde services than ever. I notice that they are ...
David Panton 07/03/2019
DSMV Juno at Gourock Pier. ...
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