Greenock Foundry

Location type

Works

Name and dates

Greenock Foundry

Open on the Scott, Sinclair and Co.

Description

This was a foundry and engine works on the south side of the Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway bounded to the east by the Carts Burn. It was the engine works of Scott, Sinclair & Co.

Approach, by road, was from the north via East Stewart Street, the road passing under the railway. The works expanded to include building on the north side of the railway. Railway access was from the north, the lines serving Greenock Harbour, around Victoria Harbour.

As well as marine engines, the works built locomotives for both the Caledonian Railway and Scottish Central Railway. Robert Sinclair worked at the foundry. He was the nephew of Robert Sinclair [Senior] . Having become the general manager and locomotive superintendent of both railways he placed orders with the foundry.

After closure the works side was cleared. East Stewart Street bridge was stopped up and the road no longer reaches the site of the part of the works south of the line.

Tags

Foundry Engine works

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
02/03/2021