Bellahouston No 1 Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Bellahouston No 1 Junction (1885-1966)

Opened on the Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway).
Opened on the General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway.
Opened on the Maxwell Junction to Bellahouston No 1 Junction (Caledonian Railway).

Description

This was a complex four way largely goods handling junction around 12 tracks wide including sidings. To the west and east was the Glasgow and South Western Railway's 1885 Paisley Canal line. A 1886 Caledonian Railway connection to the north east connected to the General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway at Maxwell Junction. To the north west was a Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway owned connection (Shields No 2 Junction to Bellahouston No 1 Junction (Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway)) to that line at Shields No 2 Junction. In addition there was a considerable number of sidings.

It was possible to run from Maxwell Junction to Shields No 2 Junction without fouling the junction, which was to the south. It was also possible to run from Shields station to Bellahouston No 2 Junction without fouling the junction, which was to the north.

The junction was an X crossover between these two parallel running routes. To both east and west were dead end sidings served from the crossover and sandwiched between the north and south lines.

The signal box was on the north side of the junction. It was replaced (around 1900?) with another building on roughly the same site.

Just to the north, across a small area of wasteground, was the equally large Shields No 1 Junction on the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway.

The junction in this form has been obliterated. The box closed in 1965. The junction was probably reduced to Bellahouston No 2 Junction to Shields only.

After closure (1966) of the line east through the former Shields station with the closure of Glasgow St Enoch station the junction was much remodelled and the Shields Road Depot opened on its site, a large depot to the south of the remaining running lines which is approached from the west. A new connection for the Paisley Canal line was made at Shields No 1 Junction.

Tags

Junction

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map


Dates

  /  /1884Maxwell Junction to Bellahouston No 1 Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Approval for a Caledonian Railway owned link between Maxwell Junction (General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway) and Bellahouston No 1 Junction (Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway, which was to open in 1885).
25/01/1886Maxwell Junction to Bellahouston No 1 Junction (Caledonian Railway)
Line opened between Maxwell Junction (General Terminus and Glasgow Harbour Railway) and Bellahouston No 1 Junction (Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway