View over Faslane Exchange Sidings, photographed around 1978.This was a fascinating place - like something out of Casey Jones. It was laid during WW2 as Military Port No 1 Railway using wartime continental standards (light flat bottom rail spiked through baseplates onto the sleepers, staggered joints, right-hand running, etc). The yard had 7 lines at one time I believe, although latterly only one track was used for traffic to and from Shipbreaking Industries Ltd. The line was felt to pose a potential security threat as it ran through the Faslane Base and its last chance of survival went when the option to use it during the rebuilding of Faslane for Vanguard was rejected in the 1980s.
Location: Faslane Junction Yard
Company: Military Port Number 1 Railway
Photographer: Johnny Trippick
Contact photographer: Johnny Trippick
Image number: 22482