Possilpark Junction

Location type

Junction


Name and dates

Possilpark Junction (1879-1965)

Opened on the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway.

Opened on the Ruchill Goods Branch (North British Railway).


Description

This was a double track junction between the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway (1858) and the Ruchill Goods Branch (North British Railway) (1879).

The branch was originally single track (the line dropping to a single track just west of the junction) but ground was taken for two lines. This was useful in later years when a second line was laid as a reversing spur for Possilpark Goods and the North Western Engineering Works, both of which were located south of Possilpark station.

The signal box was located at the west end of Possilpark station, on the north side of the line.

The branch closed in 1965 and the box was closed in 1977. The double track main railway remains open.


Tags

Junction