Pollokshaws West Goods

Location type


Name and dates

Pollokshaws West Goods (1848-1975)

Opened on the Glasgow, Barrhead and Neilston Direct Railway.


This goods and minerals depot was located to the north of Pollokshaws West station and the Pollokshaws Viaduct. The yard was on both sides of the line. The goods shed and loading bank was on the east side, approached from the south. Sidings on the west side were approached from the north.

In addition there were loop sidings on either side of the line - two on the west side and one on the east.

The layout was controlled by two signal boxes on the west side of the line. Pollokshaws North (1900 to 1975) was at the north end. Pollokshaws South, which replacing an older box on the east side in 1923 and closed 1975, was at the south end. Both boxes were replaced by ground frames in 1974 and completely replaced by Glasgow Central Power Box.

The site has been redeveloped but the railway, now a double track only, remains open.


Goods yard minerals


Pollokshaws North Pollokshaws Goods

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways