Cartsdyke Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Cartsdyke Junction (1846-1973)

Opened on the Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway.

Description

This junction was west of Cartsdyke. Going west the line divided into three portions which were, from north to south:

- Cartsdyke Goods a set of sidings approached from the east and from which, by reversal, the Cartsdyke Shipbuilding Yard and later the Clyde Foundry and Engine Works could be reached
- main line west to Greenock Central - small yard and line to Victoria Harbour which ran under the main line along Arthur Street to the harbour

The signal box was located in the ^V^ between the approach to the goods yard and the line to the engine works. The box was replaced in 1903 with a much larger example. It was taken over by the box at [[Ladyburn Junction] in 1967.

The branch to Victoria Harbour closed around 1973.

Tags

Junction

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
01/07/2019


Dates

  /  /1919Greenock West Harbour
Closure of Greenock West Harbour authorised. Reached by a branch from Cartsdyke Junction of the former Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway.

Books


Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)