Loch Lomond Factory (Silk Dyeing)

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Loch Lomond Factory (Silk Dyeing) (1929-1980)

, Scotland
Served by the Caledonian and Dumbartonshire Junction Railway.


This was the factory of the British Silk Dyeing Company located west of Balloch Central on the north side of Balloch Road. It was served by a siding from the turntable line south of Balloch Pier station. Approach was from the north with the single track long siding running south and then west to serve the north of the factory site. At the buffer end was a short loop.

The works closed after a boiler explosion. After lying derelict for a time the site is now occupied by a housing estate.


Factory silk dyeing


The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)