Cartsdyke Junction

Location type

Junction


Name and dates

Cartsdyke Junction (1846-1973)

Opened on the Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway.


Description

This junction was west of Cartsdyke. Going west the line divided into three portions which were, from north to south:

- Cartsdyke Goods a set of sidings approached from the east and from which, by reversal, the Cartsdyke Shipbuilding Yard and later the Clyde Foundry and Engine Works could be reached
- main line west to Greenock Central
- small yard and line to Victoria Harbour which ran under the main line along Arthur Street to the harbour

The signal box was located in the 'V' between the approach to the goods yard and the line to the engine works. The box was replaced in 1903 with a much larger example. It was taken over by the box at [[Ladyburn Junction] in 1967.

The branch to Victoria Harbour closed around 1973.

01/07/2019

Tags

Junction

External links

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