Balornock Shed

Location type

Loco shed

Name and dates

Balornock Shed (1916-1966)

Opened on the Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway).

Description

This 14 road shed replaced the cramped sheds at St Rollox Works and Buchanan Street. It was known as Balornock Shed in Caley and LMS days and St Rollox by British Railways.

The shed was hemmed in by railways on all sides (the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway to the south and Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway) to the north), except the west which was bounded by Broomfield Road. Access to the shed was from the east.

British Railways assigned the code 65B.

After many years of being a vacant site, the location is being redeveloped for housing. The site was overlooked from the west by the Red Road flats, now demolished.

Tags

Shed

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
03/08/2020




Dates

29/06/1914Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Authorisation to build Balornock Shed between Germiston Junction Low and Milton Junction [Glasgow]. Sometimes known as St Rollox for the shed it replaced.
13/11/1916Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway)
Balornock Shed opened.
  /  /1940Scottish Central Railway
Stirling Shed [CR] coded 31B from Balornock Shed.