Thornly Park Junction

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Name and dates

Thornly Park Junction (1902-1917)

Opened on the Barrhead Branch (Glasgow and South Western Railway).


This was the junction for the short branch to the Gleniffer Depot, just east of the Glenfield Scouring Works. The branch left the Paisley to Barrhead Central line a little south of Potterhill station.

The main line was double track and the branch single track. The branch predated the main line, opening in 1899. The extension south to Barrhead Central opened in 1902 and a signal box opened. The branch was approached from the north and headed south then west to the Gleniffer Depot. The box was on the east side of the junction.

The main line was singled in 1909 and its southbound line lifted, probably as it was easier to retain the connection for the Gleniffer Depot to the northbound line.

The main line closed to passengers between Potterhill and Barrhead Central in 1916. It closed completely between Thornly Park Junction and Barrhead Central in 1917.

The Gleniffer Depot remained open until 1959 when the line was cut back to Potterhill.

The junction's embankments remain intact but very overgrown.




External links

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