Glasgow and South Western Railway [Piers]



Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This was the terminus and pier of the Greenock and Ayrshire Railway in Greenock.
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Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
20189 and 20202 sitting on the overbridge on Brougham Street, Greenock in November 1983 see image 66743. ...
Bill Hamilton /11/1983
BR Standard class 5 4-6-0 no 73104 at Greenock Princes Pier with a boat train for St Enoch in the summer of 1965. Regular scheduled passenger services ...
G W Robin 25/08/1965
BR Standard class 5 4-6-0 73104 of Corkerhill shed at Greenock Princes Pier with a boat train in August 1965. ...
G W Robin 25/08/1965
View of Princes Pier station framed in the gantry of GSWR signals in August 1965 as 73104 awaits the arrival of its train. ...
G W Robin 25/08/1965
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Greenock Princes Pier was rebuilt for the Glasgow and South Western Railway in 1894 in a grand Italianate style. This was to counter the Gourock extension of the Caledonian Railway which opened in 1889 (and even the opening of Craigendoran Pier on the north bank in 1882).
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Greenock and Ayrshire Railway
PS Minerva at Princes Pier. Valentines Series postcard ...
Ewan Crawford Collection //
L.M.S. 4-4-0 649 at Greenock. Driver J. McCreadie. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 08/09/1934
L.M.S. 4-4-0 649 at Greenock. Driver J. McCreadie. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 08/09/1934
The last passengers alight from a boat train on a rainy day at Princes Pier, Greenock, in the mid sixties. Standard class 4 no 76114 stands ready to ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 30/10/1965
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This station, on a steamer pier, was the terminus of a short double track branch from Fairlie Pier Junction.
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Largs Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway)
Fairlie Pier (no pier). Looking to the Great Cumbrae. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
The pier that eclipsed all the others ... for bulk mineral importing. Fairlie Pier looking to Hunterston Pier. Mountains of Arran beyond. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
This was Fairlie Pier. Looking from the end of the platform towards the pier. Note the Admiralty pier on the right. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
From the site of the buffers looking east at Fairlie Pier. The lines ran off to the right behind the row of houses to meet the Largs Branch. ...
Ewan Crawford //1987
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This was a terminus on a steamer pier in Ardrossan Harbour. The pier and station were not part of the original Ardrossan and Johnstone Railway but opened with the Ardrossan Railway, replacing Ardrossan Town as the passenger terminus in the town. With the opening of this station further goods lines also opened on the neighbouring piers.
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Ardrossan Railway
Looking over the site of Winton Pier station towards the buffers. The wall in the foreground was the wall on the west side of the station, now the ...
Ewan Crawford 10/08/2017
Ardrossan Winton Pier station in August 1985. This once fine station was to close when the line was cut back to the new Ardrossan Harbour station in ...
Bill Roberton 31/08/1985
Black 5 no 45007 is about to leave Ardrossan Winton Pier on 6 July 1959 with a boat express for Glasgow St Enoch. ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow /07/1959
Shunting at Ardrossan Winton Pier on a sunny 6 July 1959 is McIntosh 3F 0-6-0T 56282. The 1898 veteran survived until April 1962 at the nearby ...
G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow 06/07/1959
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