Port Eglinton Basin (1811-1880)
Opened on the Polloc and Govan Railway.
The basin was the eastern extreme of the Glasgow, Paisley and Ardrossan Canal. It opened in 1811. The Glasgow and South Western Railway owned the canal from 1869.
It was served by a line from the south which ran to West Street Junction, opened around 1840.
To the north was the Salkeld Street Parcels of the Glasgow and Paisley Joint Railway (1840) and running immediately to the north of the canal, after 1870, was the City of Glasgow Union Railway. Some realignment of the canal was probably needed at West Street to accommodate both the canal and line.
The canal closed in 1881, the basin possibly closing earlier to allow railway developments. Port Eglinton Goods was developed on the site of the basin.
West Street [Subway]
Bridge Street [Subway]
South Side [GB and NDR]
South Side [CR]
Main Street Gorbals
Shields Road [Subway]
Other railway and industry locations
Port Eglinton Junction
West Street Goods
West Street Junction [GSWR]
Salkeld Street Parcels
Port Eglinton Goods
Tradeston Waste Destructor
Eglinton Street Junction
Cook Street Goods
Tradeston Gasworks No 3
Eglinton Street Shed
Cook Street Shed
Bridge Street Junction
West Street Mineral Depot
Bridge Street Junction (South)
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