Inchgreen Goods (1886-1961)
Opened on the Greenock and Ayrshire Railway.
The goods yard was on the north side of the Port Glasgow Road. It competed with the Caledonian Railway's Bogston Goods on the south side of the road. The sidings were at the end of a double track branch from Cartsburn Junction. It opened as part of the Glasgow and South Western Railway's railway to the 1886 James Watt Dock.
A considerable area of land was reclaimed for the railways and dock facilities at Inchgreen. There had been timber ponds on the foreshore.
The line descended from Cartsburn Junction before crossing over the Caledonian Railway immediately west of Bogston station and east of Greenock Ladyburn Shed before crossing the Port Glasgow Road and the approach to Inchgreen Goods. Reaching the goods yard required two reversals, one near the Inchgreen Gas Works and another approaching the James Watt Dock (where the line met with the Caledonian Railway's James Watt Dock branch). After this second reversal the line passed under the line descending from Cartsburn Junction.
The goods yard had a branch running north to the Inchgreen Gas Works.
Around 1961 the line closed, the former Caledonian Railway branch from Bogston replacing it. This closure was to allow the construction of the Inchgreen Graving Dock which cut through the first reversing spur and east end of the goods yard. The dock opened in 1964. The west end of the goods yard was still served via the Caledonian Railway.
The last of the lines in the area were closed around 1996. The approach to the goods yard being used as a reversing spur to reach the United Molasses depot at the James Watt Dock.
The inch was a small island offshore. It was located just to the east of the north end of the Inchgreen Graving Dock.
Greenock Cathcart Street [1st]
Upper Port Glasgow
Greenock Princes Pier [1st]
Greenock Princes Pier [2nd]
Other railway and industry locations
Inchgreen Gas Works
Scott Lithgow Shipbuilders
Wemyss Bay Junction
Greenock Ladyburn Shed
Devol Glen Viaduct
Devol Glen Quarry Siding
Devol Glen Quarry
James Watt Dock
Inchgreen Graving Dock
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