Corkerhill Depot

Location type

Loco shed

Names and dates

Corkerhill Shed (1896-1967)
Corkerhill Depot (1967-)

Opened on the Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway).

Description

This is a double ended depot on the south side of the Paisley Canal Line which began as a steam shed. It is just east of Corkerhill station. It is accessed from both east and west (the west end is no longer connected to the line). The line to the shed was electrified in 1986 when the Ayrshire lines were electrified.

British Railways assigned the code 67A.

When built, this shed was in countryside outside Glasgow and a station was required to bring the staff to the shed. Corkerhill Village, for the staff, was built nearby.

Before the depot opened this was the start of a short branch to Lochinch Pit (Coal), which was to the south east.

Tags

Shed
11/04/2019




Dates

  /  /1962Portpatrick Railway
Stranraer Shed classed 67F under Glasgow Corkerhill Shed.
  /  /1986Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Track lifted between Canal Junction [Elderslie] and just east of Paisley Canal. Track singled from Paisley Canal to Corkerhill Depot. Line closed to freight from Canal Junction [Elderslie] to Hawkhead Oil Siding.