Possilpark (Private)

Location type

Station

Names and dates

Possilpark (1885-1916)
Possilpark (Private) (1916-1950)

Opened on the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway.

Description

This station was west of Balmore Road. Nothing remains to be seen of it today. It was a basic station with platforms and shelter. After the Great War it was an unadvertised station.

It was south of the competing former Possil station.

A modern station, Possilpark and Parkhouse, has opened to the east of the original Possilpark station.

There was a goods yard to the south, accessed by reversal from the Ruchill Goods Branch (North British Railway). Access to the branch and goods was from Possilpark Junction to the immediate west of the station controlled by a signal box at the west end of the station on the eastbound platform.

The station closed in 1950 and the signal box was removed in 1977. The double track line remains open.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


Dates

  /  /1887Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Possilpark opened
01/01/1917Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Possilpark closed to regular services, retained for workman trains
  /07/1971Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Possilpark closed to goods.
02/12/1993Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway
Glasgow Queen Street High Level to Maryhill re-opened for local passenger service (Stations at; Maryhill, Lambhill, Summerston, Possilpark, Ashfield), trains continue to Knightswood West Junction to swap tracks.

Books


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

Glasgow Railway Memories

Glasgow Stations

Glasgow's Last Days of Steam

Rails Around Glasgow

The Railways of Glasgow: Post-Beeching

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