James Watt Dock

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James Watt Dock


Opened at the James Watt Dock, completed in 1886 for the Greenock Harbour Trust.

The last of the sidings served a molasses depot from which tanks were taken to Glenochil Yeast, by the former Menstrie station. A reversal was required at Cambus, originally carried out in Alloa Yard. Latterly shunting was carried out by gravity shunting there being no loop at a the depot. 'Cripples' were shunted out onto the quayside until they could be attended to. Many of the quayside lines remained intact until the end, but unused.


James Watt Dock Marina


Sidings gravity shunting

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67