Cowpark Goods

Location type

Sidings

Name and dates

Cowpark Goods (1858-1966)

Opened on the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway.

Description

This goods yard, also known as Cowpark (or Cow Park) Siding, was north of Stirling station on the east side of Stirling's Auction Market at its many cattle pens.

Approach to the goods yard was from the north, from the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway (not directly from the Scottish Central Railway). The F&CJR ran down the east side of the depot. Stirling North Junction was just to the south east where, after remodelling in 1900, the F&CJR joined the SCR. Wallace Street Mineral Depot, to the north, was reached by reversal from Cowpark Goods.

In addition to the cattle traffic, stations on the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway received manure from the dung siding in Stirling.

The goods yard closed in 1966, the Stirling relief road being built through its site in 1970.

Tags

Goods yard

Aliases

Cow Park Siding Cowpark Siding

Books


The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)