Cowlairs Works

Location type

Works

Name and dates

Cowlairs Works (1841-1968)

, Scotland
Served by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.

Description

This was the railway works of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway, located on the west side of the railway at the north end of the Cowlairs Incline. Cowlairs station was on the east side of the works, connected to it via a footbridge.

The works was for locomotives, carriages, wagons, and all equipment required on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and, after 1865, North British Railway system. It even extended to supplies for the considerable North British Steam Packet Company which operated steamers on the Firth of Clyde from Craigendoran Pier and the Forth and Tay.

Initially a locomotive shed, the eastern 8/9 line of the original building (there was no room for a shed at Glasgow Queen Street High Level). After 1865 expanded to become the main works of the North British Railway with additional buildings being built to the west of the original. The locomotive running shed was relocated to the new Eastfield Shed in 1904.

Tags

Works locomotives carriages wagons engine shed
11/06/2020



Dates

  /  /1841Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
Cowlairs Works opens.

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

Central Glasgow 1893: Lanarkshire Sheet 6.10a (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Lanarkshire)

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

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)

Edinburgh (Rail Centres)
Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Guidebook (Auld Kirk Museum Publications)
Edinburgh To Inverkeithing.: including The Port Edgar, North Queensferry And Rosyth Dockyard Branches. (Scottish Main Lines.)

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)

Rails Around Glasgow

The Next Stop: Inverness to Edinburgh, station by station

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

Vanished Railways of West Lothian