Port Eglinton Basin

Location type

Place


Name and dates

Port Eglinton Basin (1811-1880)

Opened on the Polloc and Govan Railway.


Description

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.


Tags

Canal

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
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