North British Steam Packet Company



Dates

  /  /1864North British Steam Packet Company
PS Carham built by A & J Inglis at the Pointhouse Shipbuilding Yard to operate the Silloth to Dumfries and Annan service. This was the first vessel the NB ordered from Inglis.
  /  /1866North British Steam Packet Company
Places order for its first two Clyde steamers with A & J Inglis, ready for the 1866 season, PS Meg Merrilies [I] and PS Dandie Dinmont [I].
  /  /1867PS Meg Merrilies [I]
Meg Merrilies put up for sale by North British Steam Packet Company. After some time at Bowling Harbour is sold and sailed to Constantinople.
  /09/1872PS Carham
Sold by the North British Steam Packet Company to the Dingwall and Skye Railway to operate the Strome Ferry to Portree service.
  /  /1882PS Sheila
Bought by the North British Steam Packet Company to be used from the new Craigendoran Pier when it opened in 1882. Operated the Craigendoran Pier to Rothesay Pier service.
  /  /1883North British Steam Packet Company
PS Meg Merrilies [II] built by Barclay, Curle & Co. Did not perform well enough and returned to the builder.
  /  /1884North British Steam Packet Company
PS Jeanie Deans [I] built by Barclay, Curle & Co as a replacement for the unsuccessful PS Meg Merrilies [II] .
  /  /1885North British Steam Packet Company
PS Diana Vernon built in 1885 by Barclay, Curle & Co in 1888 for the North British Steam Packet Company.
  /  /1888North British Steam Packet Company
PS Lucy Ashton built by T B Seath & Co for the North British Steam Packet Company in 1888. Engine by Hutson & Corbett.
31/10/1888Lochlomond Steam Boat Company
Company absorbed by the North British Steam Packet Company. PS Prince of Wales, PS Prince Consort, PS The Queen and PS Empress transferred.
31/05/1891North British Steam Packet Company
Launch date of PS Lady Rowena built by S McKnight & Co, Ayr, for the Loch Lomond service. Engine by Hutson & Corbett.
29/05/1899North British Steam Packet Company
PS Waverley [III] launched at A & J Inglis^s Pointhouse Shipbuilding Yard.
  /  /1901PS Diana Vernon
Sold by the North British Steam Packet Company to Lee Ltd of Brighton. Renamed PS Worthing Belle. Later sold to J Reid, Hove.
  /  /1902North British Steam Packet Company
Vessels transferred directly to the North British Railway.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

Craigendoran Pier was a pair of piers of unequal length served by a terminus single platform station directly alongside the main Craigendoran station. The northern pier was the longer and the southern was rail served with a single goods siding. The station had a long curving single platform on the north side of a run round loop.
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Craigendoran Pier Deviation
Looking out along the pier platform at Craigendoran on Saturday 26 October 1957 as Reid ex-North British C16 4-4-2T no 67460 prepares to leave with a ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 26/10/1957
Hebridean Princess off Craigendoran. The Rosneath transmitter is beyond. ...
Ewan Crawford 16/02/2018
A postcard view of PS Lucy Ashton at Craigendoran around 1910. The view is from the west side of the piers with the rear side of the pier platforms ...
Ewan Crawford Collection //1910
Scene alongside the Pier platform at Craigendoran in the autumn of 1957 as class C15 4-4-2T no 67460 prepares to leave for Arrochar with the push-pull ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 26/10/1957
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