Montfode Fuel Depot Sidings

Location type

Sidings


Name and dates

Montfode Fuel Depot Sidings (1943-1950)

Opened on the Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway).


Description

These sidings served a Second World War oil depot with partly buried oil storage tanks alongside the Largs branch in countryside not far to the north of Ardrossan. The oil was manufactured at the nearby Ardrossan Refinery and puimped to the site.

Sidings were laid out on the west side of the line, approached from the north. Five tanks were on the east side, north east of the sidings site with a further five tanks further away at Rashley.

Several surface buildings remain and much of the site is in agricultural use with a stables on the sidings site.

Local

Secret Scotland - Montfode Fuel Depot


Tags

Second World War sidings

External links

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