Neilston Line



Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This is the busiest station in Scotland. It was established by the Caledonian Railway in 1879 and was hugely expanded in 1901-5.
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Glasgow Central Station (Caledonian Railway)
Glasgow Central Station Extension (Caledonian Railway)
A Voyager heads south out of Glasgow Central. ...
Veronica Clibbery 06/09/2017
A CrossCountry train at Glasgow Central. ...
Veronica Clibbery 16/09/2019
Glasgow Central Station lit-up blue to show solidarity with key workers and front-line NHS staff all across the country.
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Network Rail 16/04/2020
Part of a First World War exhibition at Glasgow Central. ...
John Yellowlees 19/01/2017
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This is an island platform station with a building, not the original which was of typical Cathcart District Railway design.
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Cathcart District Railway
A Class 314 enters Pollokshields East on a Neilston service on 21 July 2018. As far as I can see these services are run exclusively by 314s so will ...
David Panton 21/07/2018
A 314 for Neilston at Pollokshaws East on 01/04/2017. Note that it still in SPT carmine and cream livery. ...
David Panton 01/04/2017
An incoming Cathcart Circle service in, for now, the usual form of a Class 314. Not much point in painting this one out of its SPT livery, I think. ...
David Panton 24/04/2018
Builder's plate for the span of the Albert Drive bridge which crosses the Cathcart Circle. The plate reads
JAMES GOODWIN&Co
IRON ...

Ewan Crawford 27/03/2011
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This is an island platform station. It retains the original single storey platform building with glazed canopies, typical of the Cathcart District Railway. The building has been renovated and canopies re-glazed on several occasions.
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Cathcart District Railway
314201 at Queens Park on a Cathcart Circle service on 21 June 2018.
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Bill Roberton 21/06/2018
Station among the tenements. ...
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Queens Park Railway Club, on the station platform, is (mercifully) nothing to do with nerds like us but an art gallery. I only found out afterwards ...
David Panton 24/04/2018
Queens Park during its blue period. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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This is an island platform station, with a narrow platform and original station building.
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Cathcart District Railway
Crosshill has these extra safety notices, presumably because of the narrow
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David Panton 02/09/2017
So Cathcart Circle. An incoming service calls at Crosshill on 24 April. 314s are the mainstay of the Cathcart lines for now but are due to be scrapped ...
David Panton 24/04/2018
A city-bound service calls at Crosshill on 21 July 2018. Note the narrowness of the island platform. ...
David Panton 21/07/2018
Crosshill station located in a deep cutting. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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This is an island platform station. The typical Cathcart District Railway station building has been replaced with a modern structure. The platform is largely located in a cutting.
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Cathcart District Railway
314202 calls at Mount Florida with the 08.55 from Glasgow Central to Neilston on 9th June 2019.
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Bill Roberton 09/06/2019
314202 at Mount Florida with a Neilston bound service on 21 June 2018.
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Bill Roberton 21/06/2018
Something exotic at Mount Florida. The station has been adopted by Urban Roots. ...
John Yellowlees 22/09/2015
320313 calls at Mount Florida. ...
Bill Roberton 21/06/2018
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Cathcart station has an island platform, original station building with glazed canopies, and is above road level. It is an intermediate station on the Cathcart Circle. The north east end of the station is on the girder bridge above the White Cart Water. A former entry arch from Old Castle Road is blocked.
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Cathcart District Railway
A Circle service calls at Cathcart on 7th July 2018. Class 320s are currently the usual fare on Circle services, though things may change in the Class ...
David Panton 07/07/2018
314 207 with a clockwise (outer circle) Cathcart Circle service arriving at Cathcart station on 26th July 2017. ...
David Bosher 26/07/2017
314202 calls at Cathcart on 10 January 2019 with a Central to Central Inner Circle service. ...
John McIntyre 10/01/2019
After clattering over Cathcart West Junction a Neilston to Glasgow service enters Cathcart station in the charge of a doomed class 314. ...
David Panton 07/07/2018
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Muirend is one of the finest stations in the Glasgow area. It is an island platform with its original building and broad cantilevered canopies, the only intact survivor of its type.
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Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
I suppose it's the fact that the canopies at Muirend are balanced on the building that they can manage without obvious support, but they do seem to ...
David Panton 04/05/2019
A Neilston to Glasgow Central service pulls into douce Muirend on 19 October 2019, framed by a lamp support on the northern ramp. Mycologists will ...
David Panton 19/10/2019
A look along the southbound platform at Muirend on 19 October 2019. The canopy seems to defy gravity in this view, but the secret is that it balanced ...
David Panton 19/10/2019
Station building, late Caley style. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
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Semi-rural Williamwood Halt opened in the 1920s and has never lost its halt-like platform, despite the development it encouraged. A Neilston service ...
David Panton 07/07/2018
The Neilston line is the last stronghold of Class 314s and 314201 takes a Glasgow service on 7 July 2018. I didn't hang about to see whether that chap ...
David Panton 07/07/2018
A Glasgow Central - Neilston service photographed at Williamwood on 22 May 2009. Unit 314207.
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John Steven 22/05/2009
Williamwood showing the 1979 building. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
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This is one of the finest stations in the Greater Glasgow area. It is a two platform station. The main station building on the up platform still stands. Unfortunately the down platform building and signal box, opened with the station, have not survived.
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Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
Another one of the planters at Whitecraigs station in June 2017. ...
Peter Mckinlay 08/06/2017
A delightful recent photograph of the floral display at Whitecraigs station, one of many ScotRail stations to be 'adopted'. ...
Peter Mckinlay 08/06/2017
While we endure this cold spell, here is a reminder of Summer days. Here is a platform view from 2015 of Whitecraigs. ...
Peter Mckinlay //2015
Planters on the Neilston bound platform at Whitecraigs in June 2017. ...
Peter McKinlay 08/06/2017
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This is a two platform station with a car park. Unfortunately the buildings, which were similar to those at Whitecraigs, have not survived.
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Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
A Neilston service calls at Patterton in comfortable Eastwood on 22 June 2019. Holes have been dug in platforms along this branch. I don't know why; I ...
David Panton 22/06/2019
314 206, still in SPT livery, calls at Patterton with a service for Glasgow on 04/03/2017. ...
David Panton 04/03/2017
BR Standard class 4 tank 80127 waits to leave Patterton on 8 September 1960 with a train for Glasgow. [Ref query 32665] ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 08/09/1960
City bound train from Neilston about to leave Patterton on 28 July 2008. Ongoing engineering work at Pollokshields East to address subsidence problems ...
David Panton 28/07/2008
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This is a two platform terminus station. To the south the two lines of the railway merge at a reversing spur. Although the Caledonian Railway style station buildings were demolished in the late 1980s the goods shed survives. The larger building with ticket office was on the Glasgow bound platform with a smaller building on the southbound platform.
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Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway
380108 waits at platform 1 in Neilston with the 13.58 to Glasgow Central on 24th September 2019.
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Bill Roberton 24/09/2019
A Glasgow service pulls back into Neilston station from the turnback siding on 3 August 2019, with the siding's signal reflected in the windows. Both ...
David Panton 03/08/2019
380108 moves from the turnback siding into platform 1 to form the 13.58 Neilston to Glasgow Central on 24th September 2019.
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Bill Roberton 24/09/2019
Having arrived at Platform 2 (foreground) then reversed in the stub beyond
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David Panton 17/06/2017
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