Dalmuir Riverside

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Dalmuir [CR] (1896-1952)
Dalmuir Riverside (1952-1964)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway.

Description

This was a spacious four platform station, two being terminal platforms on the north side and the main route being served by an island platform. Access was by footbridge from Auld Street.

At the east end of the station, on the north side, was the goods yard which was approached from the east. Goods lines on the south side of the station served works. To the south was the Dalmuir Naval Construction Yard and, later, Turners Asbestos Cement Works. A line dropping down from the east end of the station reached a yard beyond which the Clydebank Engineering and Shipbuilding Works could be approached from its west. The goods lines also ran west to reach Clyde Trust Siding Signal Box.

There was a signal box on the south side of the line opposite the goods yard. It opened with the station.

Some time after closure to passengers, in 1964, the sidings to the south became used by Arnott and Young [Dalmuir] for scrap wagons. The signal box closed in 1966 and the line was singled. The north side remained in use as a coal yard.

The line, in use from a new 1973 connection from Clydebank Central Junction through to Chivas Bros Siding closed officially in 1993. The site of the station has now been cleared and partly built over, although the road overbridge to the west remains.

Tags

Station terminus
01/08/2020




Dates

  /  /1987Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Chivas Bros Siding to Dalmuir Riverside closed, Dalmuir Riverside to Clydebank (Clydebank Central Junction) is disused but retained. The line is dismantled around ten years later and a stump retained at the junction.

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 Glasgow's Railways

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