Springburn Park Goods

Location type

Sidings

Name and dates

Springburn Park Goods (1895-1966)

Opened on the Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway).

Description

This goods yard was on the Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway). It was east of Balgrayhill Road on the north side of the line and approached, by reversal, from the east. When opened it was very much in the countryside, except for quarrying activity.

Just to the north was the large Huntershill Quarry (rail served from the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway).

The signal box was on the north side of the line alongside Balgrayhill Road, with the yard to its north.

The yard was equipped with sidings and a loading bank.

East of the station, on the south side of the line and approached from the west, was a siding for the laundry at Stobhill Hospital, terminating in front the clock tower.

The signal box closed in 1966 when the line from Balornock Junction to Partick West Junction closed.

The site of Springburn Park Goods is now housing.

Tags

Goods


Nearby stations
Bishopbriggs
Eastfield Platform
Ashfield
Springburn
Cowlairs
Possilpark and Parkhouse
Barnhill
Possilpark (Private)
Possil North
St Rollox [2nd]
Garngad
Glasgow (Townhead)
Lochburn
Robroyston
Gilshochill
Huntershill Quarry
Crowgill Quarry
Ironstone Pit
Coltpark Quarry
Coltmuir Quarry
Venmure Quarry
Eastfield Tip
Ironstone Pit
Ironstone pits
Eastfield TMD
Eastfield Viaduct
Cowlairs East Junction
Balornock Tunnel
Ironstone Pit
Tourist/other
Stobhill Hospital
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Winter Gardens


The Winter Gardens building located in Springburn Park, once the largest glasshouse in Britain, was built in 1900 with £12,000 from William Reid (Neilson, Reid and Company, locomotive builders). Sadly derelict and without glazing.


Dates

  /12/1894Hamiltonhill Branch (Caledonian Railway)
Springburn Park Goods opened for goods.