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 Marshalling 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.
Greenock Cathcart Street [1st]
Greenock Princes Pier [2nd]
Greenock Princes Pier [1st]
Upper Port Glasgow
| United Molasses|
Garvel Dry Dock Goods
Clyde Foundry and Engine Works
Cartsdyke Shipbuilding Yard
Mid Cartsdyke Shipbuilding Yard
Greenock Ladyburn Shed
Garvel Dock Branch Junction
Cartsburn Shipbuilding Yard
Arthur Street Engine Works
Greenock Works and Shed
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|/ /1873||Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway|
Branch to Garvel Dry Dock and James Watt Dock branch authorised.
|/ /1880||Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway|
Proposed Garvel Dry Dock and James Watt Dock branch abandoned and a new route authorised.
|/ /1881||Greenock and Ayrshire Railway|
Inchgreen Branch to Garvel Dry Dock and James Watt Dock authorised.
|/ /1886||Greenock and Ayrshire Railway|
Inchgreen Branch to Garvel Dry Dock and James Watt Dock opened.
|06/08/1886||Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway|
James Watt Dock branch opened.
|25/08/1886||Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway|
Branch to Garvel Dry Dock and James Watt Dock branch opened.
|/ /1961||Greenock and Ayrshire Railway|
Inchgreen Branch to Garvel Dry Dock and James Watt Dock closed.
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