General Terminus Quay

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General Terminus Quay


This quay was on the south bank of the River Clyde. It was, for many years, an important minerals terminus. For much of its history it was a coal export terminal. For further details see General Terminus, the large railway depot which served the site.

From the depot sidings reached the quayside. In the original layout there were eight sets of sidings, served by four cranes.
After this there were nine sets of sidings, served by around five cranes.

In 1911 the Clyde Navigation berths 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51 & 53 were all dedicated to coal

Later there were two coal conveyors.
In the final configuration, when used for iron ore imports, there was a complex of conveyors.

Springfield Quay was to the east and Mavisbank Quay to the west. On the north bank of the river opposite was Lancefield Quay.


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