Robroyston Marshalling Yard and Colliery Branches (Caledonian Railway)

Introduction

A marshalling yard was laid out to the north of Robroyston station. It was approached by goods lines from both west (Balornock Junction) and east (Robroyston East Junction).

The yard made use of an earlier branch to the Robroyston Colliery, connecting to this branch at its east end.

Following the closure of the Robroyston Colliery Robroyston Hospital was opened, served by a branch from the former colliery line.



Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Robroyston Colliery

This junction predates the former Robroyston Yard to its west. This was the junction for a mineral line serving Robroyston Coal Pit, the branch being approached from the east.
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Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway


This Glasgow Corporation hospital was served by the former Caledonian Railway Robroyston branch, which was transferred to the corporation. This branch ran out from Robroyston East Junction. Coal was delivered to the south east of the site.
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This works was built on the former site of Robroyston Coal Pit. It was connected to Robroyston Quarry. Both were rail served by the Caledonian Railway's Robroyston branch, formerly a mineral line.
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Owned by James Dunlop and Co and associated with the Clyde Iron Works. The coal pit was served by a mineral line from Robroyston Junction. The pit also worked iron.
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Balornock to Robroyston

This was a four way double track junction. From here a line ran west to Germiston Junction Low (1886), south to Blackhill Junction (same line, 1886), north west to Possil Junction (1894, box opened) and east to Robroyston West Junction (1896).
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Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
The Switchback (Caledonian Railway)
Pickersgill 0-6-0 57652 descends gently towards Balornock Junction from the Possil direction with a freight on 10 June 1961. [Ref query 6568] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 10/06/1961
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This junction was named Millerston Junction for one year. It was the western approach to Robroyston station and Robroyston Yard.
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Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway


This marshalling yard was on the eastern approaches to Glasgow at Robroyston. Its opening allowed the marshalling of trains to and from Glasgow Buchanan Street Goods and locations along the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway, which opened just before the yard. Robroyston station opened around the same time, partly to serve the local area but also the yard.
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Looking west over the site of Robroyston Yard's east sidings in 2000. The yard was to the right of the line. The original station was in the distance ...
Ewan Crawford //2000
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This junction predates the former Robroyston Yard to its west. This was the junction for a mineral line serving Robroyston Coal Pit, the branch being approached from the east.
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Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway