Cowlairs Carriage Sidings

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Cowlairs Carriage Sidings

Opened on the Sighthill Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway).
Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.

Description

These carriage sidings were on the east side of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway south of Cowlairs West Junction. The Turkey Yard was immediately to the east and, beyond that, the Sighthill Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway) and the City of Glasgow Union Railway.

Empty coaching stock from Glasgow Queen Street High Level (a mile and a half to the south) would be taken up the Cowlairs Incline to be cleaned and maintained here.

The sidings were partly lifted in 1989 with the reduction in locomotive hauled workings. The sheds remained standing after closure, being removed in 2006.

Prior to the laying in of the carriage sidings the railway company^s staff accommodation, a line of cottages known as the Cowlairs Cottages, were located here (replaced by ^The Blocks^).

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Sidings carriages




Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Edinburgh's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

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Edinburgh ( Western New Town) 1877: Edinburgh Large Scale Sheet 34 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Yard to the Mile)

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Edinburgh (Rail Centres)
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Edinburgh Waverley

Edinburgh Waverley Station Through Time
Edinburgh's Transport: The Early Years v. 1
Glasgow Stations

Glasgow's Last Days of Steam

Haymarket Motive Power Depot Edinburgh: A History of the Depot, Its Work and Locomotives, 1842-2010

Landranger (66) Edinburgh, Penicuik & North Berwick (OS Landranger Map)

Last Trains: Edinburgh and South East Scotland v. 1

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

Memories of Steam from Glasgow to Aberdeen

On Either Side, 1939: The Train between London King's Cross & Edinburgh Waverley, Fort William, Inverness & Aberdeen (Old House)

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This Magnificent Line (the story of the Edinburgh-Glasgow Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian