Sighthill West Junction [1st]

Location type

Junction


Name and dates

Sighthill West Junction [1st] (1858-1858)

Opened on the Buchanan Street Extension (Caledonian Railway).

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

This was the short lived junction between the Glasgow Buchanan Street to Milton Junction alignment and the Sighthill Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway).

But was it?

Probably, between the 28th of May and 30th of June 1858.

A link was apparently laid in here briefly to break a stalemate between Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway (who had running powers to Sighthill Goods) and the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway about access costs to Glasgow Queen Street High Level. Certainly the Glasgow Herald confirms the first train ran to Glasgow Buchanan Street.

Various contemporary maps; Ordnance Survey, Swan, Kyle and Rapkin show a connection, but most are at a scale where there is little detail.

Later OS maps show another possible connection - a severed double track connection, in some interrupted by a building. Most show an unsuitable arrangement at Sighthill Yard Junction and Sighthill Goods Junction for a passenger railway.

A box existed here, to the east of St Rollox station.


Tags

Junction