Gunnie Yard [1st]

Location type

Sidings


Name and dates

Gunnie Yard [1st]

Opened on the Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway.

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

The yard consisted of sidings on either side of the former Monkland and Kirkintilloch Railway between Gunnie North Signal Box and Gunnie South Signal Box. The yard was largely associated with the local iron works, particularly the Gartsherrie Iron Works.

The sidings on the east side were approached from the south. The sidings on the west side led to Gartsherrie Iron Works at the south end of the yard and there were many dead end sidings on the west side, approached from the north.

The Gartsherrie Iron Works were on the west side of the yard.

Following closure of the Gartsherrie Iron Works the yard was lifted and a new yard laid out north of the former Gunnie North Signal Box at Gunnie Yard [2nd].


Tags

Yard