Greenlaw Junction

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Greenlaw Junction

Opened on the Paisley Abercorn Curve and Greenlaw Goods (Glasgow, Paisley, Kilmarnock and Ayr Railway).

Description

This was a four way goods junction to the east of the White Cart Water, Wallneuk Junction and Paisley Gilmour Street.

The junction was controlled by Paisley Goods signal box which controlled the goods lines approaching from the east, the entry into Greenlaw Goods and the goods loop on the south side of the Renfrew line and north side of the main line. The signal box was on the north side of the junction.

Going east the lines were (north to south):
- Renfrew line (not controlled from junction)
- goods loop from Arkleston Junction
- four track main line (not controlled)
- Gallowhill Sidings (not controlled. The layout of the sidings varied, for most of their existence a headshunt for this yard was here.)

Going west the lines were
- Renfrew line (not controlled)
- Renfrew goods loop (joining the Renfrew line at the south end of Paisley Abercorn station)
- Greenlaw Goods
- goods loop from Wallneuk Junction
- four track main line to Wallneuk Junction (not controlled)

The box closed in 1966, replaced by the Paisley Power Box built on the site of Greenlaw Goods just to the west.