Dalmonach Print Works

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Dalmonach Print Works (1786-1929)

Served by the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway.


This print works bordered the east bank of the River Leven, just north of the Bonhill Bridge.

The works was rebuilt in 1812 after a fire and grew piecemeal as required. A series of red brick and red sandstone buildings adjoined the river. Ownership varied, largely associated with the company name James Black & Co.

The works was served by a branch, authorised 1861 and opened 1864, of the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway from Jamestown station. This approached from higher ground to the north east and crossed a level crossing to reach the works. The works was the southern extremity of this branch.

The company joined the Calico Printers Association around 1899 and the works closed in 1929. The line remained as a public siding.

Parts of the works survived long after closure until demolition around 2010, the site is now housing except for a former schoolhouse (Dalmonach Hall). The last part of the railway branch closed in 1957.


Dye works print works

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


  /  /1892Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
Running powers between Forth and Clyde Junction [Balloch], Jamestown and Dalmonach Print Works granted to the Caledonian Railway.
01/10/1896Forth and Clyde Junction Railway
The Caledonian Railway may now run to Dalmonach Print Works via Jamestown.


The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)