Inchbelly Works

Location type

Loco shed


Name and dates

Inchbelly Works (1835-1855)

Opened on the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway.


Description

This locomotive shed and works was opened by the Garnkirk and Glasgow Railway to replace a small shed and works at Glebe Street Works. The name is contrived, it was probably just known as the Glasgow shed and works of the Garnkirk company.

The works was located to the north of the line and on the east side of Castle Street/Springburn Road which crossed the railway by Inchbelly Level Crossing (although the line was later placed on a bridge with the road in a cutting below the original LC remained open.).

On the opening of the Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway) a link was put in from what was later Sighthill East Junction to give locomotives from the terminus access to this shed without having to run out to Milton Junction [Glasgow].

The works was replaced by the St Rollox Works to the north. It continued to exist until the major rebuilding of that works in the 1880s.


Tags

Shed works locomotives carriages

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map