Old Kilpatrick

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Name and dates

Old Kilpatrick (1896-1964)

Opened on the Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway.


This was a two platform station in slight cutting below road level. There were Caledonian Railway style buildings on the platforms and ramps to street level. The passenger station was on the north side of the Erskine Ferry Road

The goods yard was to the east (actually south of Erskine Ferry Road), served from the east and on the south side of the line. Sidings ran to several works including the Mountblow Oil Terminal (or Dunnotar) and Arnott, Young and Co [Old Kilpatrick]. The signal box was on the south side of Eskine Ferry Road, east side of the line, opening in 1896 with the station. It was a tall box, looking out over the the road to the station and goods yard.

The station closed to passengers in 1964. The box closed in 1965 as the line west to Bowling [CR] and Dunglass Junction [West] fell out of use.

The Mountblow Oil Terminal remained open, now served by a single track goods only railway. It was reached by reversal in from the former goods yard. It fell out of use beyond the Chivas Bros Siding in the 1980s and was partly lifted, formally closed in 1993.

The cutting at the station site has been filled at its eastern end, but the platforms remain. The trackbed is usually flooded.



External links

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


15/06/1896Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Clydebank Riverside to Dumbarton East Junction opened for goods. Old Kilpatrick opened to goods.
01/10/1896Lanarkshire and Dumbartonshire Railway
Line opened to passengers - Possil to Clydebank [CR] and Partick North Junction to Partick East Junction. Dumbarton East, Bowling [CR], Old Kilpatrick, Dalmuir [CR], Kilbowie Road, Clydebank [CR], Yoker [CR], Scotstoun [1st], Victoria Park, Whiteinch [CR], Partick West, Crow Road, Partick Central stations opened.


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

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