Port Eglinton Junction

Location type

Junction


Name and dates

Port Eglinton Junction (1885-1967)

Opened on the Paisley Canal Line (Glasgow and South Western Railway).

Opened on the City of Glasgow Union Railway.


Description

This was an important junction where the routes to Ayrshire via Paisley Gilmour Street and Paisley Canal met before running together to Glasgow St Enoch. The layout altered over the years.

This junction was just west of Cumberland Street and controlled, to the west, the junction between the lines to Shields Road station (1870), Shields station (1885) and the goods line to Shields Bank Signal Box and General Terminus (1874). To the east it controlled the approach to Cumberland Street station.

The box was replaced here in 1903, with one on a gantry, just after the four platform station was opened, replacing Main Street Gorbals, and the lines west were realigned becoming eight tracks wide.

To the south was Port Eglinton Goods.

03/11/2017

Tags

Junction

External links

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