Location type


Name and dates

Dawsholm (1896-1908)

Opened on the Glasgow Central Railway.


This was the terminus of the Glasgow Central Railway branch from Bellshaugh Junction. The station had an island platform with a building at the north end and a glazed canopy running down the platform. It was immediately south of the Kelvin Aqueduct of the Forth and Clyde Canal.

The two faces of the island platform had loops. The railway approached from the south. Painted on the north side of the upper part of the aqueduct was 'Caledonian Railway Dawsholm Passenger Station'. The signal box, opened with the line, was at the south end of the station on the east side of the line in a recess of a steep embankment. The passenger entrance was through the easternmost arch of the aqueduct through which also passed a siding which ran north to the Dawsholm Gas Works, the siding joining the line south of the station. By reversal at the gas works a line could be taken south at a lower level closing to the Kelvin, passing through the second arch from the right, and then over the River Kelvin to the Kelvindale Paper Works.

To the south, on the east side of the line, was Dawsholm Shed, reached by reversal at the former station.

Later a line was installed from south of the station which crossed over the Dawsholm Paper Works line and the River Kelvin to approach the Temple Gas Works from the east.

The station closed in 1908 not long after opening. Although gas works had developed nearby housing in nearby Maryhill and Kelvindale had not yet commenced. For the little housing there was the station was inconvenient being located down on the bank of a river.

After closure the platform was retained for some years and then reduced to a low mount which even survived closure of the railway. The signal box closed in 1932 when yard working applied.

The line closed in 1966.

Following landscaping the former platform has disappeared. The steep embankment on the east side has been eased. The piers of the two bridges over the Kelvin remain. Of all things, surprisingly the painted sign for the station can just no more be read painted on the north side of the Kelvin Aqueduct.


Station terminus short lived footpath


Dawsholm [1st]

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Nearby stations
Maryhill [Temporary]
Maryhill Central
Hyndland [1st]
Botanic Gardens
Hillhead [Subway]
Lock 25 [FCC]
Kelvin Aqueduct
Kelvindale Viaduct [Gas Works]
Lock 24 [FCC]
Dawsholm Viaduct [Gas Works]
Dawsholm Printworks
Lock 23 [FCC]
Lock 22 [FCC]
Kelvin Dock
Dawsholm Tunnel
Kelvindale Viaduct [Paper Works]
Lock 21 [FCC]
Kelvindale Paper Works
Maryhill Locks [FCC]
Dawsholm Quay
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

Chronology Dates

01/10/1896Glasgow Central Railway
Bellshaugh Junction to Dawsholm station opened to passengers.
  /  /1900Glasgow Central Railway
(Date is a guess.) Branch from Dawsholm over the River Kelvin and through the cut-and-cover Dawsholm Tunnel to Temple Gas Works opened to minerals.
01/05/1908Glasgow Central Railway
Bellshaugh Junction to Dawsholm station closed to passengers.
  /  /1920Glasgow Central Railway
Dawsholm (excluded) to Temple Gas Works closed.

News items

30/08/2022Affordable homes to improve accessibility in Kelvindale [Urban Realm]
12/02/2005Walking tour around Dawsholm (Caledonian Railway Association)
18/12/2004Progress at Dawsholm
04/07/2004Progress at Dawsholm
15/04/2004Maryhill - Dawsholm - Anniesland site preparation
24/02/2004Larkhall construction begins
04/08/2003Larkhall Branch out to tender
28/03/2003Transport Minister visits Larkhall station site