Drumchapel

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Drumchapel (1890-)

Station code: DMC National Rail ScotRail
Where: Glasgow City, Scotland
Opened on the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway.

Description

This is a two platform station close to Old Drumchapel with Drumchapel to the north. The main station building is on the eastbound platform.

There was formerly a small goods yard on the north side of the station, approached by a long siding from the east. The signal box burned down in 1925 and was never replaced.

To the west was a reversing spur (Garscadden Siding) for the Peel Glen Waggonway (Merry and Cunningham) (later the site of the Garscadden Brick Works) and to the east a siding for Drumchapel Colliery and later a tip. The box, on the south side of the line and east of Blairdardie Road, had been provided for access to this tip which is why the goods yard siding ran so far east.

Tags

Station
06/05/2019




Dates

  /  /1890Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Drumchapel and Lochburn stations opened.
01/05/1890Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Drumchapel opened.

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

Glasgow Railway Memories

Glasgow Stations

Glasgow's Last Days of Steam

Rails Around Glasgow

The Railways of Glasgow: Post-Beeching

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