Mosside Works

Location type


Name and dates

Mosside Works (1838-1967)

Served by the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway.


This works opened by the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway 'opposite' the Greenside Works of the Ballochney Railway between Greenside Junction (west) and Kipps Junction (east). The works was on the south side of the line and approached from the west. It was named for Mosside Farm, to the east. The works carried out maintenance of locomotives and wagons. Locomotives were built here as required by the company.

The Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway was one of the founders of the Monkland Railways in 1848.

The works was expanded, particularly around 1860 when a second larger building was erected south of the existing works. Kipps Shed opened to the north, in place of the Greenside Works.

The Monkland Railways became part of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and then, the next day, North British Railway in 1865. Following this heavy locomotive maintenance was transferred to the Cowlairs Works and Mosside became a wagon works.

The works survived until the 1960s.

The site was cleared and is now part of an industrial estate.

Remarkably Mosside Farm still exists to the east.


Works locomotive works wagon works

External links

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

Chronology Dates

  /  /1837Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
A locomotive erecting works in a workshop by the Ballochney Railway is abandoned, and Mosside Works is opened, on the other side of the railway from the old shed.
  /  /1838Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
Workshops established at Mosside Works.
  /  /1890Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway
537 men employed at Mosside Works.


The Monkland & Kirkintilloch and associated railways