Possil Junction

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Possil Junction (1894-1965)

Opened on the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway.
Opened on the Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway).


This was the junction between the Hamiltonhill Branch and the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway. This was a double track junction.

Ashfield Road crosses over the former junction site. When the lines were built a road bridge was prepared over the line but it carried no road at first.

There was a signal box on the south side of the junction and a trailing crossover east of the junction. The box opened with the junction.

The box closed in 1934 and was replaced with a ground frame. The branch was singled, only the westbound line being retained.

The Hamiltonhill Branch ran south west from the junction in a cutting which has been filled in. The route of the line west to Possil and east over the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway remains unused and very overgrown.




26/11/1894Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway) Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway Glasgow Central Railway
Balornock Junction to Possil Junction, Maryhill [CR] and Stobcross opened to minerals and goods. This gave the Caledonian Railway an independent line to the Queens Dock lines.


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)