Kilbarchan Loop (Glasgow and South Western Railway)

Introduction

This line is closed. Known as the Dalry and North Johnstone Railway by the GSW.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was a large junction of which little remains today, the trackbed being a footpath. The junction was on the south bank of the Black Cart Viaduct.
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Looking east towards Elderslie West Junction on 14th May. This is the remains of embankment that ran down the hill from Elderslie West Junction to ...
Graham Morgan 14/05/2008
Looking west towards Cart Junction on 14th May. This is the remains of embankment that ran down the hill from Elderslie West Junction to Cart ...
Graham Morgan 14/05/2008
Looking east towards Elderslie West Junction on 14th May. This is the remains of embankment that ran down the hill from Elderslie West Junction to ...
Graham Morgan 14/05/2008
Caley 'Jumbo' 57266 with the SLS Paisley - Barrhead District Tour on 1 September 1951. At this point the locomotive is propelling the special ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 01/09/1951

This was an island platform station. There were no goods facilities, instead the former terminus Johnstone North [1st], which was just to the north, was used for goods.
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A destroyed section of the island platform at North Johnstone. ...
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This was an island platform station on a double track line.
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Black 5 45151 with a returning excursion from Ayr Races heading for Glasgow, photographed near Kilbarchan on 27 September 1959. [Ref query 1008] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 27/09/1959
Fifty three years since passenger services ceased, and about fifty since the track was lifted, the twin bridges at the north end of Kilbarchan station ...
Colin Miller 20/02/2019
Light and shade. Looking South on the cycle path parallel to the Glasgow to Ayr line at Kilbarchan in July 2015. [See image 52151] ...
Ken Strachan 15/07/2015
Looking west, this shows the approach to Kilbarchan Station and the Road bridge it crosses. The station had an island platform, platform 2 being off ...
Graham Morgan 14/06/2006

This station never opened. Tracks were laid with a gap sufficient to take an island platform, but no platform was ever built. ...

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This was an island platform station in Lochwinnoch, between the town and Castle Semple Loch.
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A 1-1-0 climbs the ascent from the site of Lochwinnoch Station to cross Bridge 30 the viaduct over the Calder and the A760. ...
Colin Miller 05/03/2015
Looking south, towards Kilbirnie, up to the trackbed at the River Calder viaduct at Lochwinnoch. This now forms part of the National Cycle Network. ...
Graham Morgan 20/03/2007
Looking north, towards Lochwinnoch old station, this is the trackbed at the River Calder viaduct at Lochwinnoch. This now forms part of the National ...
Graham Morgan 20/03/2007
Remains of the former bracket signal that stood to the north of Lochwinnoch station. [See image 44433] The surviving base now stands alongside the ...
Colin Miller 05/03/2015

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View north alongside the island platform of the former Kilbirnie. [See image 8189]. ...
Ewan Crawford 28/09/2017
Looking south to Kilbirnie (G&SW) from the overbridge. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Lantern Waste. Looking to the buffers at Kilbirnie (Caley). Little left and what there was was overgrown, except this lamppost. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
Kilbirnie (G&SW) looking to Glasgow. The area to the right was used to reverse into the Glengarnock steelworks after closure of the line as a through ...
Ewan Crawford //1987

This junction with a flyover opened in 1905, the south western end of the Kilbarchan Loop (Glasgow and South Western Railway), an important junction on the Glasgow and South Western Railway's quadrupling from Glasgow St Enoch to Dalry Junction.
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Black 5 45007 with an up freight near Brownhill Junction in the summer of 1955. [Ref query 3 August 2018] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 27/07/1955
Timing is everything ... tricky to catch the front of a fast moving train through this narrow opening. The bridge in the foreground is the former ...
Ewan Crawford 28/09/2017
A view from the former southbound flyover line at Brownhill Junction. For a dissimilar view [see image 24136] which was taken further north on the ...
Ewan Crawford 28/09/2017
The Kilbarchan line merging with the GPK&AR line at Brownhill junction. Some ballast remained on the closed route. The line was quadruple from here to ...
Ewan Crawford //1987