Barracks Mineral Yard

Location type

Sidings

Name and dates

Barracks Mineral Yard (1907-1970)

Opened on the Glasgow and Coatbridge Branch (North British Railway).

Description

This mineral depot was opened around 1907 as part of the North British Railway^s improvements to its goods facilities in Glasgow.

The improvements included marshalling yards Cadder Yard and Shettleston Yard as well as goods depots Sighthill Goods and High Street Goods.

This yard, built on the site of former infantry barracks, was accessed from the north east at High Street Junction (the connection was round the rear - south - side of the box) and consisted of a fan of rails between Hunter Street and Barrack Street.

The yard closed in the 1970s and remained unused for much of the 1980s. It is now a supermarket and car park.

The Barrack Street Tunnel of the Glasgow and South Western Railway and Gallowgate Tunnel of the North British Railway passed below.

Tags

Goods

Aliases

Barracks Mineral Depot

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
07/04/2020