Cadder Yard

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Cadder Yard (1901-1980)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.
Opened on the Cadder Marshalling Yard and Colliery Branches (North British Railway).


This was a large marshalling yard on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway built by the North British Railway. It was hump shunted. The northern part of the yard was looped and the southern part was originally a set of dead end sidings shunted from the west but later looped.

The principal use of the yard was to serve the goods yards at High Street Goods and Sighthill Goods allowing marshalling of trains from various locations surrounding Glasgow and only tripping to those yard the portions of trains which needed to travel there. Prior to its opening marshalling of trains was handled at the goods yard themselves leading to congestion. Later, in BR days, the yard also served College Goods.

The yard was modified by the BR 1950s modernisation plan but really just continued in its existing role.

A small part of the yard, really just loop on either side of the line and a few sidings, remain here. The yard closed in 1980 at the time when the major goods stations in Glasgow closed.

At the west end was the Bishopbriggs Oil Depot, partly built on the cut back remains of a colliery line which ran as far west as the Wilderness Plantation and crossed the Forth and Clyde Canal.

At the east end was a colliery line running south east, re-routed to suit the opening of the yard.


Sidings marshalling yard


Cadder Marshalling Yard

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


  /10/1901Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
New Cadder Yard, a hump shunted marshalling yard, opened by the North British Railway. It was part of a much larger reorganisation of the NBR^s goods facilities in Glasgow including rebuilding High Street Goods and Sighthill Goods, and the opening of Shettleston Yard, a further marshalling yard.


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