Dumbarton Joint Goods

Location type

Sidings

Name and dates

Dumbarton Joint Goods

Opened on the Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway.

Description

This goods yard was to the south of Dumbarton Central. It was approached from Dumbarton East Junction. There was direct access for trains from the east and a reversing spur for trains from the west. A westbound goods loop ran from Dumbarton East Junction to the south end of Dumbarton East station. The goods yard was opened by the Dumbarton and Balloch Joint Railway (Caledonian Railway, Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway and North British Railway Joint).

A fan of sidings was located on the north side of Glasgow Road (now Castle Street). A siding on the west side ran on over Glasgow Road/Castle Street to MacMillans Shipyard (later the Ballantyne Dumbarton Grain Distillery). Another sidings on the east side crossed Glasgow Road to reach the Denny Shipyard (also reached from Leven Shipyard Junction).

The [[Dumbarton East Goods Yard] was located just to the east of the yard.

The goods yard site was cleared for a new alignment of Glasgow Road. The site is now that road, a road junction, fast food outlet and car parking for a small retail estate.

The exchange yard at Dumbarton East Junction had west and east sidings - some of which remain. A portion of the distillery line remains embedded in the ground running from a former level crossing with Glasgow Road through a car park for the Denny Tank Museum to another former level crossing with Castle Street.


Books


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