This gas works was opened by the Partick, Hillhead and Maryhill Gas Company. Glasgow Corporation bought the works in 1891, naming it Gasworks No 4. Also known as Anniesland Gas Works.
The works was provided with coal by rail. The first siding was from Knightswood South Junction and approached the works from the west. A second, and private line, opened after the works came into joint ownership with the Dawsholm Gas Works approached through a low tunnel (Dawsholm-Temple Gas Works Tunnel) from the east. The third was a branch of the Glasgow Central Railway and appoached through tunnel and cutting from the east. The three were connected within the works.
The gas works no longer produces gas but is noteworthy for its two large gasholders.
Hyndland Power Box
| Temple Gas Works Exchange Sidings [CR]|
Maryhill West Signal Box
Temple Iron Works
Knightswood South Junction
Dawsholm-Temple Gas Works Tunnel
Govan Cottage Coal Pit
Dawsholm Castle Chemical Works
Kelvinside Brick Works
Barr and Stroud Works
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|/ /1900||Glasgow Central Railway|
(Date is a guess.) Branch from Dawsholm over the River Kelvin and through the cut-and-cover Dawsholm Tunnel to Temple Gas Works opened to minerals.
|/ /1920||Glasgow Central Railway|
Dawsholm (excluded) to Temple Gas Works closed.
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