Ardmore Yard

Location type

Sidings


Name and dates

Ardmore Yard (1941-1950)

Opened on the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway.


Description

This yard was built for the marshalling of trains heading to Faslane Military Port, and other locations, in the Second World War. With the West Highland Railway being single track it made sense to combine trains before taking them on. A second set of sidings were laid out at Craigendoran Junction. The loop at Helensburgh Upper was lengthened.

There were sidings on both sides of the line between Ardmore Level Crossing (to the south) and Moss Road Level Crossing.

The eastern sidings became a scrapyard after the war.

During electrification gantries of sufficient size to allow sidings on both side were used. These still exist, stretching a long way over just two tracks.


Tags

Yard World War 2